Welcome to Cape Breton Clay

On your next trip to Nova Scotia and the Cabot Trail, drop in and take home a piece of the island.

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. (See our Contact Page for shipping and payment details). We also have elegantly framed photographs of Cape Breton by Stewart, and Bell’s paintings.

South from Whale Cove,
Stewart Applegath 2006

What people are saying...

Frommer's Guidebooks

"One of the occupational hazards of being a guidebook writer is the requirement that I look at a lot of pottery, much of it bad and almost all of it claiming to be "unique." This work, by Margaree Valley native Bell Fraser, actually is unique. And quite wonderful. Crab, lobster, fish, and ears of corn are worked into her platters and bowls in ways that are both whimsical and elegant. It's worth a stop."

Wayne Curtis, p. 102, 3rd Edition, Nova Scotia,
New Brunswick and P.E.I.



Canadian House and Home magazine

"While undoubtedly modern in its simplicity, her work calls to mind such precedents as Victorian majolica shell plates, or the renowned platters of Renaissance potter Bernard Palissy, with their life-size crayfish, snakes and trout...While there is some whimsy here, there is nothing cute: souvenir clichés are elevated to artistic subjects" read full article
Kateri Lanthier p. 156, April '99

Bell Fraser

Kitchener's Koop

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