Clay Gladstone is a Master Carver from Skidegate, British Columbia and is a member of the Eagle Clan. He is a grandson to influential Haida artist, Charles Edenshaw and cousin to Bill Reid. He and Reid trained together in the late 1970’s and 1980’s. As well, he has carved with Tim Boyko and Garner Moody.
Gladstone’s work is well respected in the First Nations community and has been acquired by museums and collectors all over the world. In 2002, he was featured in the film “The New Masters”, sharing his knowledge about both traditional and contemporary Haida art. He also teaches at the Haida Gwaii Heritage Centre and Museum, imparting his techniques to a new generation of carvers at its Solitary Raven House.