Born and brought up in Truro, N.S., Frank Fulton (ff) was co-owner of an insurance business established by his father, Norman L. Fulton, until ill health forced an early retirement in 1975. His keen interest in things of the past, coupled with his natural creative talent, resulted in the production of his unique assemblages and sculptures — most from found objects made of iron — some functional, all decorative, and many displaying his keen sense of humour. His work was shown in his own Iron Shops in Truro, Pugwash, and Glenholme, and can be found in public and private collections in various parts of Canada, the United States, and England.
His brief career as a craftsman, artisan, and artist symbolized the impact and importance of iron in the development of culture in Canada — from its earliest use in the creation of utensils, tools, and weapons necessary for the growth of human civilization, combined with the need to include decorative touches to even the simplest of items to satisfy our essential and eternal quest for beauty.
“Handmade heritage became a passion and obsession.”