picture of Clifton carving a figure in wood

Nova Scotia artist Clifton Sears

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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Currently working on ...

Update Nov. 17
Taking a break from making molds to hand build a few abstract nativity sets.

slab built abstract nativity set in ceramic clay

They will be finished with metallic glazes to look like steel and pewter.

the new open sign

I made an open sign and got it in place! I still have a lot to do but the little sculpture gallery in Barrington Passage, NS, Canada, Earth ... will be open most evenings and weekends.

the outside of the gallery at night

In the Spotlight ...

A piping plover on her nest of eggs in the sand.


Ceramic Sculpture

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.

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