Giants In The Workshop

Something Very Special

 

Sometimes you get a piece of timber that is so special you know there’s only one thing to do with it.

This slab of English elm, cut in the 1970s, and over 3 metres in length will be a table top with a great story to go with it.  It would be disrespectful to the mighty tree it cam from to cut a piece or rare timber like this into little pieces.    

Ravaged by Dutch elm disease, the mighty elm Tree this came from was felled in Devon and sawn in the 1970s.  It was air dried by the renowned cabinet maker Alan Peters, who stored and seasoned it in his timber collection.  I was lucky enough to acquire it from his estate several years ago, and now give it the same care and attention it has had since been felled, turning it every year to keep it flat.  However soon it will begin its journey to becoming a piece of furniture, prolonging this once mighty elm tree for several hundred more years.

Follow its progression over the coming months

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English Elm Edward Wild Furniture

 

Spring 2014: The Arrival of The Lounger

 

The Lounger

Following on from the popularity of the lounge chair The Lounger is bigger, better and bolder.  With its sleek simple styling the lounger is the chair to recline and relax in this summer.

To join the waiting list for this chair, please contact Edward

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The Lounger by Edward Wild

 

The Geltsdale Mirrors

 

The Return of the Natives

A selection of stylish handmade mirrors in a range of native British hardwoods.

The Geltsdale mirror range includes mirrors with an embossed hand beaten finish, a traditional harewood finish or a natural beeswax finish in woods including English ash, oak, sycamore and walnut. 

Harewood is an exciting technique which was popular in the 18th century, giving light woods such as ash or sycamore a silvery green sheen.

The Geltsdale mirrors are currently available exclusively from The Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey or directly from the Studio, www.ewcf.co.uk

 Handmade Mirrors by Edward Wild

 

Geltsdale Reflections

Geltsdale Reflections

Devon Furniture designer-maker Edward Wild has successfully combined modern design and traditional craftsmanship with the Geltsdale cheval mirror, the centre piece in the new handmade Geltsdale mirror collection.   Shown in olive ash this sleek mirror can be used upright in a room or when space is tight simply hung on the wall.  

Please contact Edward for further details

 

The Cheval mirror

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Work at The Atkinson

 

A Great Opening Night at The Atkinson

The launch of Love at the Atkinson was a fantastic success.  This exhibition of contemporary craft will be running until April 2014, with a number of my jewellery boxes on show.  This is a great opportunity to see and buy some of the UK’s best contemporary craft in the fantastic surroundings of the Atkinson Arts Centre in SouthportLove at the Atkinson