Clifton began selling his carvings of lobster fishermen in the early nineteen seventies. He became well known along the south shore for works that incorporated humour into historical scenes and current issues.
Wildlife themes were part of his work from the beginning. Figurative works and portraiture were added later.
I sold the small ceramic piping plover on her nest. Thank you Connie. Gonna miss the little fella.
I made a mold and cast a few fishermen Santas for tree ornaments. Plan to teach myself a little more about casting ceramics.
There is a video of the process on youtube, my channel of course. And a short one on my facebook page just showing the firing ... if you are interested. It is easy to search my name and find them, for those who want to subscribe.
The gallery is looking up. I'll post a picture soon.Making some changes to the dispaly shelves. Making a bunch of small independant / floating shelves to show off each thing a little more separately
An ancient warrior rests by the roadside with his sword and meager belongings.
I was eager to see if I could do a detailed figure in marble when I began this piece. The marble from the Cape Breton Highlands is quite crystalline in nature and chips easily. It took a little patience but, in the end, I was quite pleased with the result.
I liked the grey streak that was in the stone. It came out looking a bit like a wound across the face and I thought it suited the theme quite well.