About Edward Wild
Edward has been continuing the tradition of fine English furniture making from his Devon workshop since 2011. Each piece of furniture he makes is an investment in time, fine materials and skilled craftsmanship.
Edward has developed an international following for his work including his luxury hand made jewellery and cufflink boxes. Edward works almost exclusively to commission, whether designing new bespoke pieces or recreating existing designs from his online gallery and portfolio of work. He also exhibits his work with a number of select galleries throughout the UK and is a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen. Please Contact Edward to commission your own piece
The quality of his work has been strongly recognised with a Certificate of Merit from the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers for The Speciality Box; and for winning the Wesley Barrell Craft award for furniture in 2014 with The Walnut Hall Table.
What the Judges Said
“This console is an essay in classic fine furniture technique which almost literally frames exuberance with a disciplined restraint”
Edward has been featured in a number of publications alongside writing articles for Furniture and Cabinetmaking Magazine. He also continues to pass on his skills and knowledge as a furniture designer-maker teaching a number of select courses at the Rowden Atelier Fine Furniture School.
Edwards’ interest in furniture design and quality craftsmanship developed at an early age whilst watching his grandfather in his furniture workshop. He made his first substantial pieces in his early teens and later inherited his grandfathers’ tools which he now uses daily.
His passion for quality craftsmanship extends to the sourcing of interesting and beautiful woods. With a brother in the forestry industry, Edward is able to source rare and interesting timbers, from richly figured English Walnut to creamy white rippled English Holly. He also has a collection of rare and exotic old source timbers, some brought into the country over 60 years ago, which he uses sparingly in his work. Where possible Edward will use timbers which have been sourced sustainably or use more sustainable alternatives including old source timber.
Edward Wild Contemporary Furniture can be found on;
Edwards Work can also be found in a number of UK Galleries including
- The Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey;
- Montpellier Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon;
- The Art in Action Gallery at WaterperryGardens, Oxfordshire;
- The Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Devon
- Artisan Alchemy, Birmingham
For more information, please contact Edward.