Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lobsterman Sculpture

During the winter months when I'm not fishing I often like to spend my time building wood boat kits. I've always had a soft spot for working boats like dredge boats and dories.

I suppose it was only natural that I eventually combine my love of the sea with my passion for sculpting. One of my recent sculptures in this theme is the Lobsterman. This piece depicts a lobsterman rowing his skiff called a Peapod through calm waters as he is about to drop his last trap.

The lobsterman figure is sculpted of Apoxie and polymer clays. The Peapod was hand built of wooden strips bent and fastened to the ribs much like a real Dory is constructed.

The trap was fun to make. It is highly detailed and features a piece of fish bait, a brick for weighting down the trap and a marker buoy. The finishing touch was adding a bit of broken shell and seaweed covered by some clear resin to give the effect of seawater sloshing in the bottom of the skiff.

The sculpture is mounted on a stained and varnished wood plaque over which Apoxie clay was sculpted to simulate water lapping at the hull. The sculpture measures 18" L X 9" W X 6 1/2" H and is finished in acrylic paints.


  1. This is an adorable piece. I like the simplicity of the lobster boat. Not at all what I see here, but it reminds me of a simpler day, when anyone could go put in a few traps... Well done!

  2. Très original.J'aime l'expression de votre petit marin. Bravo!

  3. Thank you both I'm glad you liked the lobsterman.

  4. I like this lobsterman sculpture picture. Its look nice. And the color of this lobsterman painting is also amazing. Thanks for sharing with us keep posting.:)