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Andy Peters

Andy’s interest in wood carving started early, which combined with his passion for sailing tall ships and a life of wandering led to him living aboard in Holland. While completing his own repairs he would offer to help others, and gradually an interest in his craft and demand for his work developed.

Andy Peters is a self-taught authority on authentic wood carvings of figureheads and other decorative woodwork used in the stern and quarter galleries or interiors of tall ships and all manner of vessels. Andy has learnt all aspects of this almost forgotten art.

Andy set up as full-time wood carver in 1990 in an effort to keep the art of the ships carver alive. At one time every major ship yard would have had a ships carver to carve not only figureheads, but the wealth of decorative work that would have also adorned the stern and quarter galleries. He has been commissioned to work on high profile restorations including a replica of the Götheborg, a Swedish East India ship from 1738, and the HMS Chesapeake of 1855 from Chatham (a five metre lion figurehead made using 3 tons of timber). His years of experience in restorations enable him to match the styles of the period, country and type of vessel, and the techniques and characteristics from the original carvers.


Figureheads and other decorative woodwork used in the stern and quarter galleries or interiors of tall ships

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