Artist John King designs scrimshaw and wire wrapped jewelry
Scrimshaw, tall ship and compass designed by John King
Scrimshaw heart with castle design created by John King
Scrimshaw with turtle design created by John King
Wire wrapped jewelry designed by John King
Scrimshaw design created by John King

I attended School of Visual Arts in NYC 1969 -70. When I was young I visited a whaling museum and was greatly impressed by their authentic scrimshaw collection. 20 years later I decided to try it myself. I started doing scrimshaw in '78 and have been at it ever since. I like to think that, along with my fellow scrimshanders, I am helping to keep alive a quickly fading American art form. A couple of years ago I discovered wirewrapping, so I also have some wirewrapped jewelry at GOLA.

 

To see more, I have 2 Facebook pages: Stone&Bonescrimshaw and JohnKing wirewrapping

John King