There are several artisan studios in the area; the first two have storefronts.

 

The Flight of Fancy, Rob Buckland-Nicks

A well-displayed variety of unique and superbly-worked crafts, paintings, and sculptures.  This award-winning shop has been in operation for over thirty years and is recommended by Lonely Planet: "Exquisitely curated... if you want to buy one unique treasure to take away from Nova Scotia, this is a good place to find it.

1869 Clementsvale Road
902-467-4171
www.theflight.ca

 

Oddacity Design, Zoe Onysko

One-of-a-kind clothing and accessories by a renowned recycling artist working with reclaimed natural fibres: hand-dyed/painted & embellished jackets, bags, and felted-wool items.  Also conversation-piece jewellery, and mixed-media artwork.  Listed in Lonely Planet.

111 Wharf Road
902-467-0268
www.oddacitydesigns.com

 

Don Rice

A recognized potter and lifetime resident, Don Rice enjoys working from his studio at home.  Stoneware pottery, as old as the earth, bound by hand and fire.  Clay and glazes mixed on premises.  

733 Riverview Road
902-467-3313
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Charles Couper

An internationally recognized artist, Charles Couper has been a resident of Bear River for forty years.  Still Life is Charles' forte and major preoccupation.  He attempts to widen its parameters through expanding his subject matter into areas not frequently explored.

 

 

Sanford Studio of Fine Art

Original seascape and landscape paintings in oils & acrylics, may be viewed at Flight of Fancy in Bear River or by contacting Ray.

2793 Clementsvale Road
902-467-3367
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Marilyn Preus - Silk Journey

Colourful, bold wall quilts in silk and other natural fibres; some silk bed quilts also available.  All one of a kind.  Fabrics may be recycled or dyed; Jewellery, painted or rusted.  

81 Chute Road
902-467-3035
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www.silkjourneyquilts.com

 

 

* These are just a few of Bear River's artist community! Check the Artist Studio map & brochure for more details or visit the Gallery at Oakdene Centre.