When Prince William and Kate received a lifelong invitation to Parks Canada during their Royal Visit, it was in a leather presentation case created by Halifax artist Bob Campbell, BFA ’87.
The dark brown hand-stitched case, presented to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by the CEO of Parks Canada during Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, took 25 hours to create.
As Campbell said in a June 30 interview with the Chronicle Herald, "It’s not often you get to make something for someone who’s going to be the king of England."
Campbell, whose grandmother was Nova Scotia pioneer potter Alice Hagen, is a ceramic and leather artist and works from his studio in the Port Annex near Pier 21. Bob's wife Debra is assistant registrar at NSCAD.
The full Chronicle Herald article is available online for the next three to five days.
Presentation case in progress