Nick Nickerson"It runs in his blood"

Nick Nickerson is a proud descendant of a long line of resilient fisherman from Cape Cod.

In 2010 he decided to put to use a valuable and vast resource, which would otherwise serve as a mere waste byproduct of the fishing industry.

The ornamental wreathes, picture frames, and decorations which he creates are made entirely from shellfish that are locally harvested from the waters of Cape Cod.

Below is a photograph of the artist and his family, hard at work in the local fishmarket, preparing shellfish for consumption.


Three generations of Willard Nickersons share and intimate fellowship as they prepare the morning's haul for market. When finished, they will have 90 pounds of tasty sea food.

(Photograph taken in 1959)