Clifton began selling his carvings in the early nineteen seventies. He became well known along the south shore for works depicting local fishermen.
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A ceramic pumpkin sitting on a boiling pot of lobsters. First I need to make the mold. It will be a candle holder when it is finished.
I am beginning to make ceramic copies of things, using plaster molds. The figure is hollow. Handy for things like tree ornaments or something like this.
The gallery is looking up. I am making a bunch of small independant / floating shelves to show off each thing a little more separately
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I recently let this one go to a new owner. I have had it for a while. With all the renovations and projects I have not had the gallery open and have not been promoting the sculptures.
The sand where these little guys make their nests has a lot of tiny pebbles. They simply make a depression in the sand to lay their eggs. These nests are incredibly difficult to see, even if you are standing beside one.
Recent efforts to keep pets and people away from the nests are helping to return their numbers from the endangered list.
I made the stones look realistic by mixing colour into the clay and using a matt clear glaze. I really liked how it turned out and plan to revisit the theme some day.