Scrimshaw Techniques: With Gallery of Contemporary Artists (Paperback)

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This guide is a dazzling showcase of this uniquely American art form. The pages are filled with tips, techniques, and insights that both educate and demonstrate the steps to creating authentic and beautiful scrimshaw. An examination of ivory includes a wide range of alternative natural and man-made ivory substitutes, including bone, horn, and nuts. Without question, this is the most complete technical and aesthetic book ever written in the field. With over 200 color photos, this step-by-step guide addresses scrimshaw tools, patterns, inking, and inlays. Originally written as a training manual for studio apprentices, this knowledge is now available to you.

About the Author

Jim Stevens is an award winning international artist who works as the master scrimshaw and ivory craftsman for Fenton, a New York City-based, international, jewelry design studio.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764328312
ISBN-10: 076432831X
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: February 20th, 2008
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Schiffer Books