December 12, 1975
Campbell River, BC
Clinton Work's crest is Bear. He apprenticed with Phil Ashbee, and has also worked with many artists in Campbell River and Nanaimo, BC. Clint creates drums, masks, bowls, sculptures, jewellery, and paintings, and works in a variety of media including red cedar, yellow cedar, alder, copper, gold, silver, and acrylic paint. He began creating jewellery in 2005, and has trained under established jeweller Kelvin Thompson. Clint is also well-known for his large Hamat'sa masks, and he does all of his own cedar bark work. Between 2010 to 2017, Clint donated a fully carved and painted bentwood box for Lattimer Gallery’s Annual Charity Bentwood Box Event, and drew the highest bid several times. In 2012, Clint was included in the Medium: Painting on Canvas exhibition at Lattimer Gallery, and in 2014, he was included in the Nerman Museum’s Contemporary American Indian Art exhibition in Kansas City, MO. In 2019, he was featured in the landmark publication Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry by author Alex Dawkins.