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Scrimshaw was practiced by American whalemen of the early 1800s who spent their idle hours on long, monotonous whaling voyages etching or carving ivory or bone. Their craft has been handed down to artists like myself who are pleased to continue creating Scrimshaw in the traditional manner.

I have been doing scrimshaw professionally for over 30 years -- a hobby that thankfully became a full time vocation. My one of a kind pieces can be found in fine gift shops, catalogs, galleries and museums throughout the United States.

All of my scrimshaw has been hand etched by me in my studio in Maine and I am very pleased to be able to share them with you.

They are original, on various materials, both natural and man made. My favorite sources to work on are legal, pre-ban elephant ivory, 10,000 year old…

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About

Scrimshaw was practiced by American whalemen of the early 1800s who spent their idle hours on long, monotonous whaling voyages etching or carving ivory or bone. Their craft has been handed down to artists like myself who are pleased to continue creating Scrimshaw in the traditional manner.

I have been doing scrimshaw professionally for over 30 years -- a hobby that thankfully became a full time vocation. My one of a kind pieces can be found in fine gift shops, catalogs, galleries and museums throughout the United States.

All of my scrimshaw has been hand etched by me in my studio in Maine and I am very pleased to be able to share them with you.

They are original, on various materials, both natural and man made. My favorite sources to work on are legal, pre-ban elephant ivory, 10,000 year old mammoth ivory and fossil walrus ivory from teeth or tusks.


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