Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Master Carver Kevin Coates of Winterton, NL, Canada.

"Nobody does it like..." the self taught carver Mr. Kevin Coates! 

King's Point Pottery Gallery is once again proud to be able to showcase this uber talented, award winning, NL, folk art, carver who used to make his living from the fishery. One of his many claims to fame is having been commissioned to carve the likenesses of all the premiers from across Canada. His carving materials are local, in the form of blown down dry balsam fir wood from the nearby headlands of Winterton, (where he was born and raised).

 With more than 3,500 carvings completed, his story telling figures have become true cultural icons, that are fittingly now a part of the province's official permanent collection! Kevin says "..My carving is one way of keeping the memories of the old times alive..." And we say"... Hope you drop by to celebrate the old times with his amazing cast of characters and perhaps take one home for your permanent collection! 

(Photo: from King's Point Pottery Fine Craft Gallery)

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