The Scrimshaw Workshop

Greetings! Especially to all of my past scrimshaw customers and friends. After 40 years of having The Scrimshaw Workshop in Bar Harbor (18 years out of town on Rt 3 and 22 years downtown” I finally decided to “retire” from having a shop. The Mount Desert Islander did a nice article about me, which you can see by clicking here. For anyone not familiar with my “history”, this article tells the story pretty well.

My 2022 Craft Show Schedule


April 2-3 Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival St. Michaels, MD, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

May 28 – 29 Island Arts Association, Memorial Day Weekend, Bar Harbor Village Green Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

June 11 Bon Aire Street Festival, Ogunquit, ME. Saturday 10am-5pm (One day show)

June 18-19 Island Arts Association South West Harbor ME. Pemetic School Lawn. Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

June 30 and July 1 Windjammer Days, Boothbay Harbor, ME. Artist’s Alley, Whale Park Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm

July 2 Makers on Main. Maine Street, Freeport, ME.  Saturday 10am-4pm (One day Show)

July 4 Island Arts Association. Bar Harbor ME, YMCA Monday 8am-3pm (One Day Show)

July 9 9am-10pm Harbor Arts Summer Fair, Camden ME. Camden Library Lawn, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

July 16-17 Island Arts Association. Southwest Harbor, ME Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

August 12-14 Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival, Bar Harbor Inn Grounds Friday 12pm -8pm Saturday 9am -8pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm

August 20-21 Island Arts Association. Southwest Harbor, Downtown Pemmetic School Lawn Saturday and Sunday 10am -5pm

September 3-4  Island Arts Association. Labor Day Weekend Fair . Bar Harbor Village Green. Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

September 9 – 11. Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival. Bar Harbor Inn Grounds. Friday 12pm -7pm, Saturday 9am -7pm, Sunday 10am- 5pm

September 24-25 Fruitlands Museum Craft Festival.  Harvard, MA. Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

September 30, October 1-2 Freeport Fall Festival L.L Bean Grounds Freeport, ME Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday 10am -6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

Pending: October 8-9 Up Country Artists, Sugarloaf Home Coming Show, Sugarloaf Mountain, ME Saturday 9am -5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

October 22-23 Ogunquit Fest, Dorothea Jacobs Grant Common, Ogunquit, ME Saturday 9am -4pm, Sunday 10am- 3pm

November 19-20 The Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels Maryland. Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 3pm

Remembering my shop

Please take a moment and see this video that a friendly tourist took of my shop!

I am sorry to all of my “old” customers who are sad that my shop in Bar Harbor has come to an end. I will miss all of you folks who repeatedly came to my shop over the years. I really hope that when you come to Maine, you might be able to get to one of my craft shows to come by and say hello!

Chris Cambridge



Scrimshaw Photo Gallery

Below is a small sampling of some of my past works. If you would like to order a custom piece of Scrimshaw, please call me at 207-667-0735

Display Pieces

Scrimshaw Lobster Crusher claw and thumb
Fossil walrus tusk Inuit artifact – Adze
¨Bass Harbor Light¨. Blue bark Mammoth Ivory
¨Breaching Humpback¨ – Fossil Walrus Tooth

¨Humpback and Calf¨ – Sperm Whale Tooth

¨Nubble Light¨ – Sperm Whale Tooth
¨Boston Harbor at Sunset¨, 1853,  From the original Oil by Fitz Hugh Lane – Mammoth Ivory bark.


North American Wildlife – Woolly Mammoth Ivory


Mammoth Ivory


Sterling silver Fossil Walrus and Mammoth Ivory belt buckle