Research can be a very time consuming occupation, but is essential to create authentic replica work.

As a specialist in the field of ship carving, such time can be kept to a minimum, by referring to my accumulated data base, and ever growing knowledge of the subject which, as a practising carver, is not restricted to a purely academic understanding.

I can be commissioned to carry out research into the figurehead or association ornamentation of a particular ship, to provide a reference document, or to form the preliminary research necessary to then create authentic carvings for a replica ship from a particular period and country.