Using hand planes, small drills, pliers and tweezers, Carman carves model boats from pine.
He even makes miniature wheels, ladders and propellers all made from tiny pieces of wood.
He is not quite sure how many models he has made in his lifetime, but most of them he has kept in his workroom, a space that’s also adorned with paintings he’s done, featuring boats, beaches and settlements.
Some models he has given away and he has also sold a few. Some of them can also be viewed at the Drake House in Arnold’s Cove, our local museum featuring artefacts from the town’s past.
When he’s not working on a model boats or painting pictures, he might be out and about in the Miss Irene, a 31-foot boat that he also built himself.
Lloyd Wareham building a a true, old-fashioned motorboat using a traditional boatbuilding method, something that we have been slowly losing over the years.
It all started when he acquire a make-and-break engine that was very old and dilapidated. Lloyd completely restored the old motor and then proceeded to build an entire boat to go with it.
The 19-foot long boat looks completely original complete with a wooden bailer and a metal gas can. Even the sail was added which was traditionally used while fishing to keep the boat pointed into the wind.
He painted the boat white, with green near the gunwhales and a copper colour on bottom. This was the traditional colour scheme of boats in Placentia Bay.
The Foggy Bay Quilters Guild is a small group who aim to preserve our traditions of this beautiful yet practical art. Whether its a traditional crazy patch quilt or a new creative and abstract quilt, this group can work their magic. Not only do they enjoy making their own quilts for family and friends, they also come together to make quilts for charitable organizations and lap quilts for those in hospital or recovering from illness.
Mark can transform an old tree or log into a beautiful work of art using only his God-given talent, a chainsaw, woodburning tools, and a few other gadgets he has on hand. He can depict animals, people, and objects so realistic you might mistaken it for the real thing! But his talent doesn't stop at a stump. He is also a very talented artist who uses charcoal to sketch unbelievable likeness of just about anything!
The talent runs plenty here and you have, no doubt, seen some of our local musicians at festivals and pubs across the province. We are fortunate to have them here at home to keep us entertained around the bay, at kitchen parties, backyard bbq's, in boats, or wherever we gather to share our undeniable love for music.
Recipient of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folkarts Society Lifetime Achievement Award 2020
Freeman and Levi
Alan, Baxter, Gary, and Freeman
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