Art of Scrimshaw
Art of Scrimshaw

The Art of Scrimshaw

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CLASSIC NEW ENGLAND ARTFORM

While in Newport, learn the basics of a time-honored tradition at our coastal Downtown Mansion: The Art of Scrimshaw. Originally used by whale hunters in the 18th century to pass time, Scrimshaw is the process of engraving designs on ivory or bone. As many things can be made from scrimshaw - from figurines and cuff links to jewelry - it is an art that appeals to both children and adults. Join Local Scrimshaw Master Brian Kiracofe, owner of Newport Scrimshanders for over 40 years, for a workshop in The Snooker Room at The Vanderbilt to try your hand at this artform.


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