Beating A stunning Technique

 

From Metal To Wood

 

Each stroke of the hammer must be just hard enough, but just soft enough.  Transferring this traditional metalworking technique to wood gives an new tactile feel and surprising look

Each of the thousand odd hammer strokes on this surface must be done by hand, one at a time and only once the wood has been polished.  If you make a mistake it can’t be repaired.

Each stroke of the hammer must be hard enough to leave an impression, but not so hard as to crack the polish;

but what a finish.

I am using this old metalwork technique in a surprising way with wood with fantastic effect

The Jewellery Box By Edward Wild

 The Jewellery box by Edward Wild

 

Online With The New Crafts Council Maker Directory

 

 

I am excited to see the new all singing all dancing Crafts Council Maker Directory, especially as I have been selected for it.  A great place to see some of the best the UK has to offer.

Check out, follow and like me on my profile page

https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/directory/maker/edward-wild-furniture

 

Edward Wild Vase Table

 

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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