Scrimshaw Gallery

Unique and one-of-a-kind - Etched in years past

Some of these pieces were custom orders, many were collaborations. Some I made for inventory, and some just because I wanted to! If you like what you see and would like to discuss something similar or the possibility of your ideas brought to life, fill out the custom request form by clicking on this link: https://sandrabradyart.com/custom-request-form/.

The American inspired theme on this pool cue, beautifully custom built by Harold, is based on ideas from the collector. Look carefully and you will see in the details the history of our experience of the 1960’s. Depicted in the lower section are colorful scenes from the Vietnam war where the owner of this cue served. While the soldier depicted is not him, the uniform and insignias honor his service. Directly above this section is another iconic time in the 1960’s. Do you remember the marvelously decorated VW buses, the flower children, and of course Janis Joplin singing? These images are a vivid reminder of the peace movement, and the antiwar feeling that permeated much of the younger culture. The uppermost section colorfully features the space race, moon landing, and of course the historic ‘first step’. Even Sputnik makes and an appearance here.

Ohio made
Astronaut Scrimshaw

“Ohio’s Aviation History”.   Brainchild of Master Engraver Brian Powley, (Bloomingdale, Ohio) the .45 caliber, Colt 1911 ACP Pistol honors Ohio’s premier place in the biggest moments in aviation history.  A beautifully engraved piece, the “Wright” side of this 1911 depicts the Wright bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, and the brother’s first successful test flight of the 1903 Flyer. Opposite that are the Friendship 7 space capsule and the first lunar walk. The  resin ivory grips were created by David Warther II of David Warther & Co (Dover, Ohio).  Scrimshawed by Sandra Brady (Monclova, Ohio) the grips are decorated with the foremost names in Ohio’s aeronautic past, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and of course Orville and Wilbur Wright.

The Cutting Edge
Provost made knife on top featuring 'Green-man 2' scrimshaw
etched leafman face on knife
Close up of 'Green-man 1' on Dozier Made folder.

Celtic Dragons

Custom hand made pool cue made by Harold Queen. Pink Ivory wood with Lapis inlays

This Celtic designed pool cue, exquisitely created by Harold, depicts winged dragons and Celtic knots. The dragons represent power and royalty and each Celtic knot is one continuous line symbolizing how life and eternity are interconnected. The colors in the dragons echo the colors of the wood and Lapis Lazuli inlays. 

I am from Irish decent and have always been fascinated with Celtic lore. The Celts believed that dragons were snakelike and did not have wings. By portraying these creatures with wings, I illustrate the link between the sky and land – mortality and eternity.