Exhibiting At Top Notch

 

Top Notch At The Devon Guild 7th March - 12th April

Selected Guild Members show a selection of the finest contemporary furniture along with a display of beautifully hand-made interior accessories to complement these 'top notch' designs.

Devon Guild of Craftsmen 

http://www.crafts.org.uk/

Out And About In Devon

 

Come and see how I work

 

A chance to see some of my latest pieces and find out how they have been made.

Meet The Makers At The Burton Art Gallery;  Bideford 29th November 10.30 am - 1 pm

Devon Guild of Craftsmen 13th December  -All day

 

See What’s Really Going On In The Studio...... The making of the Burnett Table

 

 

See The Story Behind The Burnett Table, From Raw Timber And A Rough Burr To The Final Elegant Tables

 

The Burnett Table

 “I’ve seen your hall table, and I want a vase table in the same style”  This is how the Burnett table developed, an idea, some sketches, more sketches, a design lots of ideas and finally the finished piece.

As soon as I had done the first sketches I knew this was also the piece for some amazing chestnut burr and curly birch I had been drying in my workshop for several years.  There would be lots of fun and challenges to  turn the rough timber into the final piece in my mind.

The burr was cut into thick veneers, dried and prepared for use, whilst the birch was going to give me many problems with its incredible and complicated figuring, lots of planning, and lots more sharpening.

 

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Christmas Crafts and Contemporary Prints 2014

 

Trees Returning Home

 

I am delighted to have a selection of jewellery and occasional boxes at the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford for the Christmas Crafts and Contemporary Prints Exhibition. Some of the woods used were felled in Stafford by my brother and are now returning to the county in which they grew for this exhibition.Jewellery Boxes by Edward Wild

Autumn Colours

If A Tree Has A Fruit This Vibrant, Just Imagine How Crazy Its Timber Will Look.  

 

Euonymus europaeus, the European spindle has an amazing vibrant pink fruit which is on show to its full glory now in late autumn, but its wood is the real surprise, glowing a vibrant lemon yellow.

Spindle wood Flowers and Timber with Edward Wild 

Spindle wood was highly prized in furniture for marquetry and inlay work throughout the 18th century, but is rarely used now.  I have been lucky enough to have some and have been using it for several years, creating the cartoon style flowers on some of my boxes, the bright yellow flowers are inlaid with a sprinkling both inside and out.  A real nice surprise to the box. 

The 20 spindle trees I have so far planted will help to ensure the availability of this stunning timber to the cabinetmakers of the future.

 The Flower Jewellery Box By Edward Wild

See more images at the gallery or contact Edward for further details