Born and bred in Porthmadog Carwyn Jones counts himself fortunate to remember some of the local ‘old salts’ and was always fascinated by scenes & folk art on their walls. Ships in bottles, dioramas, paintings & scrimshaw - each piece of work with a different story to tell.

From an early age he was whisked away by these exciting pieces of nautical folk art & decided then to keep these traditions alive, by creating his own scrimshaw. He usually works on scraps of bones he comes across in the countryside or bones that the dog no longer needs – the ultimate use of waste material to create art. He has also carved Tagua nuts from ivory palms.

Some of you may know Carwyn as the Dyn Gwyllt (Wild Man) from the series on S4C where he lives and survives by self-sustaining in the open air - with his faithful dog Gwen by his side

His book, Llawlyfr y Dyn Gwyllt (Wild Man's Handbook) will be published later this year by Gomer Press.

Artists A-Z

Works on Sale

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The Lost Nut

The Lost Nut

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10x10x10cm - Tagua (ivory palm) nut and ink in glass dome

Pilot Ship 11, Anglesey

Pilot Ship 11, Anglesey

£ 175

16.5x13x13cm - Bone and Ink in Glass Dome

M A James (three master schooner)

M A James (three master schooner)

£ 395

18.5x12x12cm - Ancient mammoth ivory and ink in glass dome

For Newfoundland

For Newfoundland

£ 225

9.5x12.5x5cm - Bone and Ink on Oak Mount

Onion Cargo from Brittany

Onion Cargo from Brittany

£ 225

6x10x4.5cm - Asgwrn ac inc ar ddaliwr pren

Estuary Shrimpers

Estuary Shrimpers

£ 225

6x9.5x5cm - Bone & Ink on wood holder

Evelyn and the whale

Evelyn and the whale

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12x12cm - Old Piano Ivory and Ink

Penmon Lighthouse

Penmon Lighthouse

£ 95

12x12cm - Old Piano Ivory & Ink

The Beeswing

The Beeswing

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12x12cm - Old Piano Ivory & Ink