I know of Mike Gadsby, you can google him and find the shows hes bin attending, from your photos smiffy looks like a fine example. If you want to find information regarding studding, I would just do a search on the internet, just read as many resources as you can as some may not be that accurate. Maybe Mike would be willing to give you some advise. I guess you should find out all about the studding process, and look into creating some kind of contract to protect yourself legaly.
Hopefully some one who has a stud will be able to give you some good advice