The work of Canadian artist Sarabeth Carnat addresses beauty, colour, comfort, ritual, and relationships. She has a private practice creating one-of-a-kind production and conceptual jewellery, metal painting, Judaica, and anodized aluminum objects. Born in Calgary to a family with a long history of community activity and participation, Carnat began her metal career at the age of twelve, winning an award for her design of a service pin. She studied at the New School of Art in Toronto (1967-69), Sheridan College (1969-72), Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Israel (1970-71), and the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (1972-73).
Carnat’s nearly 50 years in the metal field includes a span of over 30 years of committed contribution and teaching at ACAD in the Jewellery and Metals Program; she retired in 2014. Carnat has received national and international recognition for her work. In particular, she received the Alberta Craft Award of Honour for her contributions to Alberta’s fine craft culture in 2012. Carnat’s work appears in numerous private and public collections, including Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Selected solo exhibitions include: INFLUX Jewellery Gallery (2007); Artspace (2001); Gulf Canada Gallery (1991); Art Objects (1982); Nickle Arts Museum (1979).