Welcome to Maritima. Ships Figurehead & Maritime Carver
Maritima are highly experienced ship carvers, having specialised in decorative work for maritime environments for over 30 years. i.e. ships figureheads, nameboards, trailboards, unique yacht interiors as well as ecclesiastical and contemporary sculpture in wood.
Call Andy Peters on +44 (0)7836 323 431 or email via the enquiry form
My Book – Ship Decoration 1630 – 1780
This well illustrated book gives an insight into the history of decorative arts as applied to the ships of the five nations that gained wealth through their East India Companies, together with a brief history of each company. The depth of research combined with the author’s practical experience in the field of ship carving has resulted in the book becoming widely acknowledged as ‘the authoritative work on the subject’
The book is available from the publishers;
Pen and Sword books Ltd, 47 Church Street,
Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2AS
Tel: 01226 734 222 or fax: 01226 734 438
Contact Andy today for more information.
About the Artist
With a lifelong passion for all things connected with traditional sailing ships, Andy Peters founder of maritima woodcarving, has worked tirelessly to preserve the art of the ships carver.
A love for the subject and unceasing desire to produce work to match that of past masters has resulted him receiving commissions to restore major historical artefacts for museums and collectors, and gained him an international reputation for producing replica work of remarkable authenticity to a given period. As such, his services have been sought through out Europe and Scandinavia.
A simple nameboard cut using only traditional hand tools, receives the same amount of care and attention as a monumental sculpture. All work created by Maritima is carved entirely by hand in order to replicate the sense of movement and quality of touch inherent
in original pieces that may be restored, or replicated, bringing to life the fantastical and mythological elements which are so much a part of our shared maritime heritage.
The same philosophy is applied in the design of contemporary art forms that allow the art of the ships carver to produce work that expresses a vibrancy and passion relevant to the yachts of today.