The Greenland Fishery Project Shop

The Greenland Fishery Project

Leather Whales are an integral part of The Greenland Fishery Project and the Whale Whorkshop is a buzzing hive of creative activity, at the heart of the Jacobean splendour that is The Greenland Fishery in King’s Lynn.  The Greenland Fishery is historically the focal point of Lynn’s Whaling Heritage – the Project is keeping that heritage alive, and writing a new chapter in the twenty-first century.


We created the process of whalemaking from scratch; we made the patterns, developed the techniques and discovered the materials and tools that make our Leather Whales unique.

The Leather Whales

They are made from carefully selected leathers, with many different colours, textures and patterns, which will change according to availability.  They are one-offs, there is no ‘stock’ held, so every whale is listed here, apart from those in Cambridge Contemporary Crafts.  We’ll take on commissions if there’s something specific you’d like… email?

The whales we’ve chosen are all Arctic species, those being the ones our historical hunters would have encountered on their voyages.  They are arranged in categories taken from Moby Dick, Chapter 32 Cetology.

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