This scrimshaw was done by the artist Skip Powell in 1987. The owner is in search of more information about the artist and if they are still actively scrimshawing. It depicts a hunting scene with hunters on horseback and hunting dogs in the foreground. The brass plate says”Especially Commissioned for H.H.H.”.
Does anyone have any more information about this artist? This piece appears to be done on mammoth ivory. Leave a comment in the comment box if you know the whereabouts of the artist or any other information thay would prove helpful, and thanks for looking!
Rod Lacey is a scrimshaw hobbyist from Cairns, Queensland Australia. A jeweler and inventor by trade, his scrimshaw is a self-described obsession. See some great pics and more information at http://www.scrimshaw.com/scrimshaw-artist-rod-lacey-australian-scrimshander/
I could make a cheeky comment about this horse missing it’s knight, but we’re not giving up our blog for the comedy circuit.
We have an email from someone who has a beautifully scrimshawed horse on a pendant purchased in the Agoura California area in 1976 – 1977. The name Knight is in block letters toward the bottom. Its owner would love to find out more about the artist and if they are still creating scrimshaw, as well as any history about the piece.
Simply respond in the comments if you can help, it’s greatly appreciated by owners and artists alike.
Elk Scene by Jeff “Fuzzy” Fozard
Jeff has been scrimshawing for about six years now on different ivories and shows his works at gun shows in the northwest Arkansas area. He recently shared a few pics of his work that can be found by clicking on the pic to the left. Welcome aboard, Jeff!
A quick aside, we inadvertently posted Jason R. Webb’s Heart Scrimshaw with a picture of the penciled in heart as the finished heart. We’ve fixed that and appreciate Jason quickly letting us know of the error.
Mystery Artist #15 has created what a pendant of what appears to be a piece of kelp floating under water, holding firmly to a rock on the bottom of the ocean. The kelp motif would be known to any scuba diver or snorkeler.
From the LaConner Washington state area, the owner would love to know more about the artist.
Beautifully shaped piece of ivory with curved edges and a nice patina, which is almost certainly mammoth ivory. Does anyone know the artist? Please send comments below.
Scrimshaw Heart by Jason R. Web finished
Jason R. Webb has just shared one of his latest creations – a scrimshaw heart for a nurse on an oval cabochon. Jason’s work is extremely detailed and the sequence of pics from scribed to finished is worth a look to both aspiring and accomplished scrimshanders. Clicking on the pics will bring up larger images of the work on Jason’s Scrimshaw Heart page.
We’ve received several inquiries looking for artists who have created scrimshaw, and we’ll be posting them here over the next several days. Our first one is a set of pistol grips signed “R. Heinrich”. One side is a falcon sitting on a branch, while the other side has a falcon in flight
The work on these grips was commissioned around 1981 by the owner’s father. Anyone who knows anything about the artist? The owner would love to know if they are still actively scrimshawing or of any other works they have created. You can respond in the comments section. Thanks for looking!
We have had a couple of responses regarding “Mystery Artist #6″ with the signature “Mateus”. Two different people have responded one mentioning that the work was by her father, the other is in the process of showing her grandfather a picture of the work, noting “…there are a lot of Mateus’s.” We’ll keep you posted as the story unfolds! (original post: http://www.scrimshaw.com/mystery-artist-6-mateus/)
Just in, Isabel has this to say about the scrimshaw pictured to the left:
“My father just turned 84 this month. He is an amazing artist, he sold a lot of it to the USA. At one point the business men that bought it said that it was going to the museum that Bob Barker opened, but I have never followed up on that.” I would love to know how that one was acquired. I used to watch him do the scrimshaw when I was a little girl.
“My father is from Algarve in Portugal…” “…My father does not speak English very well, he used to speak a lot better before he suffered strokes, but even so he still does his art, not scrimshaw only, he stopped doing that when it was against the law to hunt whales.
“In Portugal he made caravels (old sail boats) from bull horn and sold a lot of those as well. He makes knives – the whole thing from the blade to the handle where he has [done] some scrimshaw as well. He now makes flowers from pieces of copper or stainless steel. His creative mind does not stop, even now.”
Thank you Isabel for sharing this and our heartfelt best to your father! So glad he is still creating works of art.
We are curious if the other emailer is related and will post further if anything develops.
David He contacted us a couple of times regarding his scrimshaw work, and we’re glad to include him on our site. An accomplished artist in/on several media, David has started working on ivory alternative but works on traditional ivory as well. He scrimshaws on regular size pieces as well as doing some astounding micro-scrimshaw. See a quick overview at http://www.scrimshaw.com/scrimshaw-artist-david/