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Maritima Woodcarving

21 December 2010

Hi, my name is Andy Peters, the founder of Maritima Woodcarving. "I create individual commissions for unique yacht interiors, working in close co-operation with the client, interior designer or boat yard to produce art forms that reflect images of the sea, in sculptures that delight the eye and lift the spirit, bringing the warmth of wood, to complement the boat design in classical and contemporary forms"

Goteborg

Goteborg is a replica of a Swedish East India Company ship from 1738. The project set out to construct as authentic a replica that modern day safety requirements will allow, for a ship to sail unaided around the world.

To this end, I was originally commissioned to research and then produce designs for the stern decorations, quarter galleries and figurehead. This led to a period of six years as woodcarver to the Swedish East India Company, carving all decorations for the ship.

The lion figurehead stands at 15 feet tall and started out as 3 tons of timber. The two decked galleried stern measures over twenty feet across and is decorated in the French Baroque style as befitted a Swedish Ship of the Period

Maritima are highly experienced ships carvers, specialising in carving the highest quality decorative work for maritime environments. i.e. ships figureheads, name boards, trail boards for boats, unique yacht interiors as well as ecclesiastical and contemporary sculpture in wood."I create individual commissions for unique yacht interiors, working in close co-operation with the client, interior designer of boat yard to produce art forms that reflect images of the sea, in sculptures that delight the eye and lift the spirit, bringing the warmth of wood, to complement the boat design in classical and contemporary forms.

This article was taken from the latest edition of the Friends of Tall Ships Worldwide

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