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 Dec 5
Finally got a youtube video and instructable in place for the 'Evil Pumpkin Having a Lobster Boil'.

Instructable - Click here.

Youtube Video

Missed the season but they will be around for next year.


I have designed a Lobster pot Christmas Tree Ornament. For those who may not know, many maritime communities build a lobster trap Christmas tree and place buoys on it with the names of fishermen who died at sea. The lighting of the tree is also a tribute to fishermen past.

I have sculpted an ornament, in modeling clay, based on the square wire traps used locally. It has a scroll embedded in it and I plan to offer it personalised with a name and dates. First I will need to make a mold and then copies in ceramic clay and finally glaze and fire. I may miss the season on this one as well. Still working full time makes me a little slower than normal. Hmm... OK. Maybe it's old age creeping up on me.

the outside of the gallery at night

In the Spotlight ...

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

"Sold"

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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