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.

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!

See my annual craft show schedule below!

Chris Cambridge



My 2024 Craft Show Schedule


April 20-21 Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum St. Michaels, MD

May 25 – 26 Island Arts Association, Memorial Day Weekend, Bar Harbor ME Village Green Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm

June 10 Bon Aire Street Festival, Ogunquit, ME. Saturday 10am-7pm (One day show)

June 15-16 Island Arts Association South West Harbor ME. Pemetic School Lawn. Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

June 27-28 Windjammer Days, Boothbay Harbor, ME. Artist’s Alley, Whale Park Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm

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

July 6-7 9am-10pm Harbor Arts Summer Fair, Camden ME. Camden Library Lawn, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-5pm

July 13-14 Flamingo Festival Craft Fair, Southwest Harbor, ME Harbor House Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm

July 20-21 Island Arts Association. Southwest Harbor, ME Pemetic Green 327 Main Street,  Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

August 16-18 Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival, Bar Harbor Inn Grounds Friday 12pm -8pm Saturday 9am -8pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm

August/September 31-1  Island Arts Association. Labor Day Weekend Fair . Bar Harbor Village Green. Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm

September 6-8. Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival II. Bar Harbor Inn Grounds. Friday 12pm -7pm, Saturday 9am -7pm, Sunday 10am- 5pm

September 14-15 Island Arts Association, Southwest Harbor. Pemetic Green
327 Main Street, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

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

October 12-13 Island Arts Association, October Craft Fair Bar Harbor, Atlantic Oceanside Hotel Lawn. (right along Rt. 3 on the outskirts of Bar Harbor) Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm

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