Chair of Exhibitions
Clarissa Long is a Vancouver jewellery artist who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Clarissa was the 2017 winner of the Niche Awards and a finalist in the L.A. Pai National Student Jewellery Competition.
Clarissa was selected as a finalist in Western Living magazine’s Designer of the Year award for 2018. Her work has been exhibited across North America, and in major international shows, including Talente in Munich, Germany and the Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition in China.
Through the engagement of exploratory materials and investigative techniques, Clarissa’s practice seeks to ask questions and create a forum where those questions can play out in a visual, wearable form. An advocate for the contemporary jewellery community, she manages Franklin Jewellery and Metal Arts Studio and is the VMAA’s Chair of Exhibitions.