Clay Rice Silhouettes at the Blue Bike

Image by Clay Rice

Renowned silhouette artist Clay Rice will cut personal silhouettes and sign copies of his book The Lonely Shadow on Wednesday, September 15th, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Blue Bicycle Books.

Taught by his grandfather Carew, Clay Rice is a 21st century folk artist and a Lowcountry treasure. Watching him cut a child’s silhouette in five minutes has been called performance art in itself. Last year, we watched as he was actually able to capture a recognizable profile of our squirming one-year-old in less time than it takes to get her shoes on.

His national touring schedule keeps him on the road often, cutting more than 10,000 children’s silhouettes a year, so events back home in Charleston are rare!

Personal silhouettes start at $40 for two copies. We expect slots to fill up quickly, to book an appointment, please call us at (843) 722-2666.

Blue Bicycle Books is located at 420 King Street.