Nelson, Jason

 

Jason P. Nelson is originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario where, buy the age of 16, had already had commercial success with
his paintings and murals for both private and public industries.  After a brief stint as an art student at Sheridan College in the
mid 1990’s, Jason relocated to Victoria British Columbia to study the ancient art of stone carving.  In 2000, Jason relocated to
Thunder Bay, Ontario where he was hired as resident sculptor at the Thunder Bay Agate Mine where he presided until the
mine was closed to the public later that year.

Since then, Jason’s reputation as a stone sculptor has soared.  His sculptures and hand crafted bowls can be found in both
private and public collections throughout North America,  as well as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Kuiwait, and Europe.   In
addition, the city of Thunder Bay has purchased a number of his works as gifts for visiting dignitaries.

In 2010, Jason was awarded first place in the category of Representative Sculpture at the American Art Awards  for his
sculpture entitled “Veined Octopus.”   That same year, Jason received a Northern Arts Grant from the Ontario Arts Council, to
finance the sculpture he calls, “Yoga for Lovers” which  is carved out of a 2700 lb piece of Cararra Marble.  In 2012, Jason’s
“Midnight Bubbly” sculpture was purchased by theUSA network’s  “Suits” to be used as a prop during Season Two.

Presently, Jason is working on several commissioned pieces for private sale.  He now splits his time between Sault Ste. Marie
and Thunder Bay, where he resides with his two sons, Jordan and Troy.

Figurative Sculpture Number One

Alabaster on a Granite Base
33"x 9"x 8"

Kaa the Snake

Wonderstone (AKA Pyrophyllite)
with goldplated amethyst (eyes) and an unidentified specimen (tongue)
19"x 12"x 8"

Universal Harmony Version Five

Chlorite
17"x 11"x 4"

Spirit of 67

Alabaster with Copper (pipe, wire & centennial penny), on a Marble Base
17"x9"x5"

The Golden Seahorse

Pyrophyllite with Quartz Eyes on a Granite Specimen Base
10" x 7" x 5"

Infinitely Golden

Pyrophyllite
27" x 7" x 7"

Orange Wonderstone Bowl

Pyrophyllite
9 x 3 1/2

"Fairy Fire" Bowl

Pyrophyllite,(Wonderstone)
6 1/2 x 2 3/4

Eye of the Storm Bowl

Pyrophyllite
7 x 2 1/2

"Sun Spot" Bowl

Pyrophillite, (Wonderstone)
10 x 5

Sky Bowl

Italian Alabaster
10 x 5
SOLD

Narwhal

Brazilian Soapstone
Labradorite eyes
Mastodon Tusk Fossil Ivory
23" x 12" x 8"
SOLD

The Ice Queen's Tear

Cararra marble on an alabaster base
22"x11"x5"
SOLD

Heart of the Ocean

Emerald Green Soapstone
12 x 15.5 x 5
SOLD

Cararra Marble Bowl Number Two

7" x 2"
SOLD

Spherical Bowl

Cararra Marble
6½" x 6"
SOLD

Super Massive Black Hole

Wonderstone/Pyrophyllite on a Marble Base
13"x 6"x 4"
SOLD

Octopus Marginatus

Alabaster with Hematite Eyes on Lake Superior Green Granite Base
15" x 10" x 9"
SOLD

Bowl of Universal Harmony

Chlorite Bowl
5"x 3"
SOLD

Good Vibrations

Wonderstone/Pyrophyllite on a marble Base
10"x 9"x 3"
SOLD

Subatomic 3

Chlorite on a Marble Base
18"x 12" x 3"
SOLD

Seahorse

Ruby Lake Marble with Garnet Eyes on local Agate/Quartz Base
8"x 3"x 3"
SOLD

The Dark Knights Tear

Chlorite on a Brucite Base
32" x 11" x 3.5"
SOLD