Research can be a very time consuming occupation, but 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 practicing carver, is not restricted to a purely academic understanding.

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