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 2021 Craft Show Schedule

May 29 – 30 Island Arts Assoc. Bar Harbor, ME 10-5

June 19-20 Island Arts Assoc. Southwest Harbor, ME 10-5

July 2 Windjammer Days Festival, Boothbay Harbor, ME 9-5

July 4 Island Arts Assoc. Bar Harbor, ME 9-3

July 17 -18 Casttleberry Fairs, Alton Bay, N.H 10-5

August 7-8 Scituate Heritage Days, Scituate, MA SAT 9-7 SUN 9-6

August 14-15 Island Arts Assoc. Southwest Harbor, ME 10-5

August 21-22 Castleberry Fairs Gloucester Waterfront Festival Gloucester, Ma SAT 9-6 SUN 9-5

September 4-5 Island Arts Assoc, Bar Harbor, ME SAT 10-6 SUN 10-5

September 11-12 ¨Summer Solstice¨ Craft Show, Wells, ME 10-4

September 18-19 TBD Boothbay Commons, Boothbay, ME or Market SquareDay, Portsmouth, N.H

October 1-3 Freeport Fall Festival, Freeport, ME FRI 12-6, SAT 10-6, SUN, 10-4

October 9-10 Up Country Artists Sugarloaf Homecoming Show 10-5 Sugarloaf, ME

October 16-17 Joyce´s Craft Shows North Conway, NH SAT 10-5 SUN 10-4

October 23-24 Ogunquit Fest Autumn Bazaar Ogunquit, ME SAT 9-4 SUN 10-3

November 19-21 Eastern Shore Sea Glass Festival Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum St. Michaels, MD Hours TBD


My first show of the year!

I will be posting more show that I am attending this year by mid April.

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


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