After years of working in pharmaceutical research, Clayton decided to try out the other side of his brain. He left the East Coast and migrated to Santa Fe New Mexico to study photography and sculpture at the College of Santa Fe.
He then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he established himself as a resident artist at the ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, CA, which is the oldest co-operative west of the Mississippi. While in Berkeley, he began working with concrete as functional art, taking the opportunity to study with Fu-Tung Cheng, renowned designer and author of bestseller Concrete Counter tops and Concrete at Home.
Clayton’s art is greatly influenced by seemingly common things, the serendipitous experiences in life. By incorporating these common items into sculpture, transcendence occurs.
Currently he resides in Cerrillos, NM with his wife Sammi and their son, Canyon.