akimbaMade

modern traditional scrimshaw

Brattleboro, Vermont · 12 Sales

akimbaMade

modern traditional scrimshaw

Brattleboro, Vermont 12 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Anonymous on Nov 17, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful and original piece by a very skilled and talented artist. Very happy with my purchase!

About

I like small things.

While working on my degree in biology, art & french, my college advisor would often muse on what I could possibly do job-wise that would combine all areas of my studies, which seemed bizarrely unrelated to most. He finally came up with an illustrator for French medical texts. Quite creative reasoning, but not quite where I ended up going!

After living in cities & overseas, I landed in the bucolic hills of Vermont. In the small town where my husband & I have put down roots, I met a fellow artist who had studied scrimshaw with a master scrimshander while living on Nantucket Island. The process greatly intrigued me.

As an artist I have always preferred drawing, having a predilection for simple line & form, with a love for small, detailed work. I like to see the hand in things, & appreciate & play up the wabi-sabi inherent in working with natural materials. As a lover of all things loved & worn & with a story to tell, I welcome imperfections & work them into my designs. Anatomy & biology, & language & the marks we make to communicate have all held a lifelong fascination for me, & inspire my creative process. Scrimshaw is a medium that satisfies all of these things.

I strive to create create pieces that are modern, simple & beautiful, while practicing a traditional & ancient craft.

In 2010 I opened up my first online shop, akimbaMade.

Read more about my process here:
http://bucolicsplendour.blogspot.com/search/label/scrimshaw

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 16, 2014
Thank you for stopping by my shop! All of my items are made by hand, from natural materials.

I make a small number of scrimshaw pieces of the same design, each drawn & etched free-hand, so not two are exactly alike.

All items arrive ready for giving in a box with a hand-stamped gift tag, or as a lovely present to yourself.

Enjoy!

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is by paypal or credit card only & is due at time of purchase. If after three days of no payment I have not been contacted, I may cancel your order. If you have any problems with the transaction, please contact me and I'll do my best to help you out.
Shipping
Since each item is made to order, please allow two weeks before shipment for creation. I ship within the U.S.A. only.

I will ship all orders to the address listed on your etsy invoice. If you would like your purchase shipped to a different address than the one listed on your etsy invoice, please include the shipping address in a message to me at the time of purchase.

***within the U.S.A:

standard shipping is in a bubble-wrap mailer envelope via USPS 1st class mail with delivery confirmation. As per USPS guidelines, delivery time is between 2-9 business days if shipped within the contiguous 48 states. I will include the USPS tracking number on your paypal invoice. The cost is $3.00 for the first item, & an additional $1.00 for each item above & beyond the first.

If you prefer, I will ship your order in a small cardboard box via USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation - **please convo me before you place your order, & I will adjust your bill of sale**
As per USPS guidelines, delivery time is between 2-3 business days if shipped within the contiguous 48 states. The cost is $5.00 for the first item, & an additional $1.00 for each item above & beyond the first. I will include the USPS tracking number on your paypal invoice.

More info here:
http://www.usps.com/
Refunds and Exchanges
Since my wares are made from natural materials, you will notice certain irregularities in color/texture that I purposefully retain in the piece for aesthetic & artistic reasons. My scrimshaw work is distressed so that it intentionally looks aged & well-loved. I stand by my work & its quality, however, some of the materials I use are inherently delicate, so commonsense handling & storage will ensure a long product life.

General care guidelines for all of my pieces are as follows:
-keep away from extreme temperatures, water, perfume, pets & flame
-to clean, wipe gently with a damp (not wet!) soft cloth

please note: akimbaMade is not responsible for loss or damage to the item during shipping or by the purchaser.

It is my utmost desire that you are happy with your purchase! That said, if you are unsatisfied with your item, please let me know within 7 days of receipt via email, & I will do my best to make things right.
Additional policies and FAQs
As the artist/designer, I retain all rights to my work.
Copyright is not transferable with the sale of any works, and the buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.