Silversmith Brigitte Clavette has been Head of the Jewellery and Metal Arts Studio and taught at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton since 1985. She has also taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Nunavut Arctic College, the Haliburton School of Arts and the Community College of New Brunswick in Dieppe. Her hollow ware and silver works have been shown internationally, and are held in private and public collections across the country and internationally, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Clavette became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2000, won the Excellence Award for Craft from the Province of NB in 2002, and the prestigious Strathbutler Award in 2006.
Brigitte created the teapot (above) “Le Coq”, for an exhibition called
“Celebration”. The exhibition was in honour of Brigitte’s longtime
friend and mentor, Lois Betteridge, who was celebrating her 80th
birthday. Subsequently, the teapot was accepted as part of a juried
exhibition "Unity and Diversity" at the Cheongju International Craft
Biennale (2009) in South Korea. The exhibition was curated by Dr.
Sandra Alfoldy for the Canadian Craft Federation. Out of 200 pieces in
the “Unity and Diversity” exhibition, 50 were selected for a special
exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver, “The Art of Craft”, presented
with the 2010 Cultural Olympiad in Vancouver. And finally the teapot has
been purchased for the permanent collection of the very prestigious
Royal Ontario Museum.