Cape Breton Clay – Drop in and take home a piece of the island
On your next trip to Nova Scotia and the Cabot Trail, drop in and take home a piece of the island.
Gorgeous images of trout, lobster, mussels, birds and indigenous plants all find a home in the work.
Bell Fraser and Stewart Applegath opened their first Cape Breton Clay gallery in 1996, and have since expanded with shops elsewhere on the island. That’s it; you won’t find this work anywhere else.
However, if you can’t travel here, we can still get you something special wherever you maybe.
Call or email us to inquire about direct shipment; we carefully pack and ship anywhere in North America, and to some locations beyond.
We also have elegantly framed photographs of Cape Breton by Stewart, and Bell’s paintings.
Bell Fraser's images of fish, shellfish, flora and fauna found on the Island, reflect the bounty of the waters and surrounding hills of Cape Breton. Bell was born and raised in Margaree Valley, Cape Breton and has been working with clay since 1986. After studying painting and ceramics at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1990, in 1996 she opened our gallery in Margaree with Stewart Applegath, who also studied at NSCAD and received an MFA at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Bell has been making pottery ever since.
We sell most of our work in our Valley gallery, on the property where Bell grew up, and there is always a good selection should you be in the neighborhood!
Located 2 minutes off the Cabot Trail in the Margaree Valley. Turn North off the Trail near the Dancing Goat restaurant, and travel without turning for 2 miles or about 3 km. Look for a group of black buildings with white trim and red doors on the right.