I was honoured to be joined in conversation by my former professor, Pamela Ritchie, governor-general-award winning jewellery artist. Pamela is an artist‐jeweller based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She received her MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where I later studied under her, and did her postgraduate research in Norway.
Her work is in many major international permanent collections, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization. As an advocate for Canadian jewellery, she has lectured in Canada, England,USA, and Korea, and served as the Canadian advisor for several Europeanexhibitions, including “Jugend Gestaltet”; “Ornamenta I” ; “Schmuckszene” and “Schmuck”.
Here, we discuss design training as she taught it while I studied under her at NSCAD University. I received my BFA in jewellery design and metalsmithing, with a minor in art history, in 2004.
This conversation before you proofed an incredibly inspiring cone for me. I am very grateful for Pam to have taken the time to speak with me. May it inspire all her former students as it has inspired me!