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My current works have grown from my interest in skewed views. Inspired by the coexistence of natural and manmade landscapes, I am drawn towards alternative, non-traditional materials. Through my use of found, discarded and industrial materials, I seek to challenge the notions of perceived value and redesign the architecture of preciousness. I am also drawn towards the juxtaposition of dualities such as old and new, east and west, departure and arrival. Through my practice I have found that by using and seeing less or differently, sometimes we can get more.

Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Clarissa moved from coast to coast to attend Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing and was a recipient of the Arthur Lismer Award for Academic Excellence. Clarissa was the 2017 winner of the Niche Awards for the Student Table Top category and one of five finalists in the L.A. Pai National Student Jewellery Competition. Throughout her education at NSCAD she has been awarded numerous internal awards and scholarships. Her work has also travelled across Canada, exhibiting in shows in Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, and Halifax.


2017      Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Jewelry and Metalsmithing, NSCAD University,
Recipient of the Arthur Lismer Award for Academic Excellence
2008     Diploma of Performing Arts in Theatre, Douglas College, New Westminster, BC
2017       Introduction to CAD/CAM for Jewellery and 3D Objects, NSCAD University
2016      Limoges workshop, NSCAD University
Juried Exhibitions
2017       LIGHT, VMAA Exhibition, Sidney &Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2017       L.A. Pai Annual National Student Jewellery Exhibit, Ottawa, ON
2017       Crafting the Future: A National Craft Student Exhibition, Toronto, ON 2017 So Fresh + So Clean:                 4th Annual Ethical Metalsmiths International Student Exhibition
2017       Discovery: Balance, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC

Group Exhibitions
2017        Starfish Awards – Jewellery Walking Exhibition, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2017        A Round, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2017        NSCAD Grad Show 2017, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2017        Dialect – NSCAD Fashion Show Jewellery Exhibition, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2017        Entities – NSCAD Senior Art Jewellery Exhibition, Historic Properties, Halifax, NS
2016        Nocturne: Art at Night, YuYo The Artist’s Place, Halifax, NS

2017        Best in American Made, Spring 2017 Online Publication
2017        NSCAD Graduation Catalogue, NSCAD Publication
2017        Free Coffee 2017, SUNSCAD Publication
2017         Niche Awards, Winner in Students Table Tops Category
2017         Pierre de Charmes, GPA Award
2017         Homer Lord Memorial Fund Scholarship, NSCAD University
2017         Robert G. Merritt Memorial Scholarship, NSCAD University
2016         Jean Hiseler Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Jewelry, NSCAD University
2016         Simon Chang and Phyllis Levine for Distinction in Area of Study, NSCAD University
2016         Robert G. Merritt Memorial Scholarship, NSCAD University
2016         Beacon Securities Scholarship, NSCAD University


Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.