artist I love showing off my work, and what better way than putting it
out on the web! I have been doing scrimshaw and pen and ink work as a
hobby for many years. My second hobby is muzzle loading and attending
rendezvous, where many people with the love of bygone times get
together, dressing in period clothes. There are always traders and
suttlers with authentic items for sale or trade. There isn't anything
better than sitting around a campfire at night after the tourists leave
and listening to music played on a bagpipe or whatever instruments
people have with them. Oh the stories that are told! Everyone always
has such a good time. Making new friends and seeing old ones -- it just
doesn't get much better! The 1700's was such an adventurous time in
which to live!
Much of my
work has been done for my muzzle loading friends, creating their own
ideas and individual personalities on powder horns. Those are made from
cattle horns on which a good friend of mine, John Adams, does his own
special work before I even get started.
I do smaller
pieces using ivory macarta for jewelry and just about anything someone
asks for. There are so many possibilities, as I never limit my art or
my abilities. I am always looking for new ideas and projects. I will be
adding more pictures in the future, so please come back often.
I am honored
that editor Eric Bye at Muzzle Blasts magazine decided my
talent as an engraver was good enough to be included in his article
"Tops of Their Trade" in the December 2002 issue. Thank you to all
those that put their faith in me to create that special vision.
If you have
any questions about the lost art of scrimshaw or would be interested in
having a custom piece done please e-mail me. I would love to hear from
you, and I hope you enjoy the pictures!
would like to place an order, please contact me by E-MAIL at Gary@scrimshawartist.com.
More than likely there will be a waiting list, so please be
This type of artwork is very time-consuming, and I can only do a
limited number of pieces/horns a year.
NRA and NMLRA
below will take you to the other pages of my site, where you will find
my work arranged by category.