Clinton Work was born in Campbell River, BC in 1979. He is of Kwakwaka’wakw descent and his crest is Bear. He apprenticed with many artists in Campbell River and with Phil Ashbee in Nanaimo. Clinton creates drums, masks, bowls, sculptures, jewelry and paintings. He works in a variety of media including red cedar, yellow cedar, alder, copper, gold, silver and acrylic paint. He began creating jewelry in 2005 and trained under established jeweler, Kelvin Thompson. Clinton is also well-known for his large Hamat'sa masks, and he does all of his own cedar bark work. He is avid participant in traditional healing and dance ceremonies and is often found travelling with cultural performance groups throughout the US and Canada.