Clinton Jones is a skilled boat and car mechanic by trade and a metal sculptor, fisherman, and boating enthusiast on the side. He is sometimes known as the Island Mechanic of Chebeague Island. Jones went to school to be a mechanic and also pursued welding, through which he discovered his passion for creating metal sculptures. His pieces often capture Maine wildlife, such as a heron or a trout. Jones sees his metal art as time capsules that will last hundreds of years, each piece telling a story that will last through the ages.
When he's not in his workshop, Jones can often be found working on cars on Chebeague Island. Maine islands that don't have state maintained roads do not require regular car inspections. Island cars are often old "beaters", held together with a lick and promise, and Clinton Jones is the go-to mechanic on Chebeague, a position that has taken years to cultivate.
To see more of Clinton Jones' work, visit our website or stop by the Gallery!