When the Royal Navy got in touch to say they wanted a complete replica of their brand new ship, HMS Trent, and they wanted ME to create it for them, it was one of those ‘pinch me now’ moments. Sometimes you have moments you know are pinnacles in your business, and I was pretty sure this was one of them.

Ceremonial cakes are cut with a very special guest and the ship’s youngest sailor, both of whom use swords! You can’t get cooler than that…

What an amazing experience this was. Visiting the ship and realising the true enormity of it was definitely a moment in time for me. Instantly, the 4 day sculpt in 35 degree heat was all worth it…