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Handmade Oxford 2023

I will be exhibiting a range of new pieces at Handmade Oxford 2023   Handmade Oxford  16-18th June 2023  10 am – 5 pm (Sunday 4 pm) Waterperry Gardens OX33 1LA

Upcoming Shows and Exhibitions 2023

I am looking forward to my work being exhibited at a number of shows and exhibitions throughout 2023 with further dates to be confirmed.   May 2023:  Oxford Art Week.  Henley-On-Thames May 3rd – 9th Heritage and Hallmark at the … Read More

What is a Sunburst?

A sunburst is a beautiful decorative technique used in furniture making.  It is often used on table tops, cabinets or even jewellery boxes, and is created by arranging multiple small triangular pieces of wood in a radial pattern. Each triangular … Read More

What is Smoked Wood / Fumed Wood

Smoking, or fuming wood, as it is often known, is a technique used to darken and change the colour of woods which are rich in Tannins, such as Oak, Chestnut, Cherry, or Mahogany.   The process of smoking / fuming … Read More

In a New Light An Inspired Exhibition

I am delighted to be exhibiting a new unique piece of furniture as part of “In a New Light” at the Museum of Barnstaple from the 1st October 2022 – 18th February 2023. This wonderful exhibition is inspired by endangered … Read More

Working with Heritage and Hallmark

I am delighted to be working with Heritage and Hallmark at 14 Market place Woodstock from the 13th August to the 8th September. This fantastic pop up shop boasts a wealth of luxury jewelry, glass, ceramics and art, and this … Read More

Upcoming Exhibitions June 2022

Handmade Oxford June 2022 I am Delighted to be exhibiting a new range of works at Handmade Oxford, The International Contemporary Crafts Festival from the 23-26 June 2022   The Society of Designer Craftsmen June 2022 I am delighted to … Read More

In A New Light: Working with Endangered Craft

I am delighted to be involved in an amazing new project; “In a New Light”.  This Arts Council funded project is looking into endangered crafts and has been set up by Jess Pearson with The north Devon maker series and … Read More

Oyster Veneer: Working With Laburnum Oysters

The Laburnum Oyster Box:  A story spanning Ten Years The laburnum oyster jewellery box has been an adventure in making.  The journey began over 10 years ago when I was offered some laburnum logs.  This is a small tree growing … Read More

What is Bog Oak?

Bog Oak is a fascinating wood, with an incredible history. Bog oak comes from Oak trees which have generally been buried, often in marshy conditions, river beds or peat bogs and preserved from decay for hundreds or even thousands of … Read More

What is a Burr?

For a furniture designer/maker like myself a burr (or burl in American) is one of the most prized parts of a tree, it often will have a swirling intricate highly figured grain, which can be difficult to work with, but … Read More

Handmade Oxford 2021 Online

This year Handmade Oxford will be an online event and I am delighted to be taking part.  There will be lots of new and exciting pieces available. Handmade Oxford  15th – 19th September 2021  

The Makers Series Podcast

I am delighted to be part of the third podcast in the Makers Series. The makers series is a curated collection of Northern Devon’s artisan makers, movers and shapers. It aims to promote their incredible skills whilst demystifying rural, creative … Read More

Devon Guild: Maker Of The Week: January 2021

I am delighted to be The Devon Guilds ‘Maker of the week’ in January, A great start to the New Year. I am looking forward to exhibiting some new and exciting pieces during 2021

A New Selection of Handmade Boxes Now Available

I am delighted to have a new selection of handmade jewellery boxes, occasional boxes and ring boxes now available. These are hand made from beautiful woods including burr Elm, burr Walnut and burr Chestnut, alongside the rich tones of Indian … Read More

New Pieces and Designs at Handmade Oxford 2019

It was fantastic to be exhibiting and selling a selection of new pieces and designs at Handmade Oxford 2019.  One of my favorite bits of 2019 so far has been this classically beautiful jewellery box in magnificently figured Burr Chestnut … Read More

Exhibiting at Handmade Oxford 2019

I am putting the final touches to an exciting selection of new pieces of furniture and luxurious boxes in preparation for Handmade Oxford 2019. Come and visit me at my stand to buy some beautiful furniture or commission your own … Read More

A Selection of New Handmade Boxes for 2019

A new range of luxury occasional boxes and intimate ring boxes are now available from the studio for 2019. The new handmade range of luxury occasional boxes and intimate ring boxes follow in the style of the Jewel range of … Read More

From The Workshop

Two Beautiful New Boxes Are Available From The Workshop Throughout November and December 2018:  The Burr Walnut Jewel And The Bog Oak Cufflink Box   The Burr Walnut Jewel: A luxury Handmade Jewellery Box The Burr Walnut Jewel combines the … Read More

The Marbled English Walnut Jewellery Box

The Latest Jewellery Box by Furniture Designer-Maker Edward Wild On rare occasions I come across a small piece of truly exquisite wood.  The marbled English Walnut I have used on the lid of this jewellery box is one of those … Read More

The Macassar Jewel

The Latest Jewellery Box by Furniture Designer-Maker Edward Wild This luxury handmade jewellery box in Macassar Ebony has a sunburst wrapping around on both the inside and outside; with a Rippled Sycamore lining and a Sycamore, suede and Ebony tray.  … Read More

Upcoming Events 2017

Inspired 2017 at The Goldsmiths’ Centre London 4-6 May  This is one of my favourite shows of the year and one of London’s best kept secrets. Come along from 10am – 5-pm each day to see this impressive collaborative exhibition … Read More

The Story Of Making The Memory Box

A journey through the workshop, from raw timber to a stunning memory box. This video follows some beautiful English Walnut from raw timber to a finished handmade memory box, and the craftsmanship and skill needed    To commission your own … Read More

Inspired 2016: The Goldsmith Center London

  Inspired 2016: One of my favourite exhibitions of the year. at the Goldsmith Centre London The Goldsmiths Centre will once again be hosting this impressive exhibition of the UK’s finest Silersmiths and Bespoke Furniture Makers from the 10-14 May … Read More

Upcoming Events 2016

The Rosewood Jewell At CCD Selection at London Craft Week 3-7 May 2016   A select 21 designer-makers from the renowned Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design August exhibition in Cheltenham  will be on display at Craft Central, Clerkenwell as part … Read More

Upcoming Events: Spring 2016

Exhibiting at Inspired 2016: London The Goldsmiths’ Centre will host the fourth year of this impressive selling exhibition of the UK’s finest silversmiths and bespoke furniture makers 10-14 May I am delighted to be exhibiting at this exciting event again … Read More

Beautiful Wood Beautiful Boxes

Hand Made Jewellery & Ring Boxes   I have recently finished working on a new selection of ring boxes and occasional box in a range of stunning woods including English Walnut, American Walnut and English Oak, with some very special … Read More

The Man Who Plants Trees

A fantastic article about my furniture and me in the November/December issue of  Craft and design magazine by Lizz Tagert Craft and Design

Geltsdale Reflections at Art In Action 2015

The Geltsdale Cheval mirror, part of the Geltsdale Reflections mirror range is showing at the Art in Action Gallery for Art In Action 2015. This sleek and simple mirror in figured English olive ash was inspired by 1960s designs, with … Read More

Inspired 2015

  Up To London For Inspired 2015 A chance to see some of the finest furniture makers and contemporary silversmiths in an upcoming exhibition I’m part of A collaborative exhibition between the finest modern furniture makers and contemporary silversmiths at … Read More

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 … Read More

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.

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

The Jewel – Autumn 2014

The Jewel – The Latest Jewellery Box Range By Furniture Maker Edward Wild   A dramatic ebony framed sunburst flows around the box, opening to reveal a shimmering white rippled sycamore lining, and suede lined tray.  This limited edition box … Read More

Art In Action Summer 2014

 The Wesley-Barrell Craft Awards 2014 The shortlisted pieces from the Wesley barrel craft awards 2014 including my winning piece The Hall Table will be exhibited at the Wesley-Barrell showcase during Art in action 2014 (17th-20th July 2014 Waterperry Gardens Oxfordshire)  … Read More

Art In Action 2014

  Inside The Art in Action Gallery On Saturday 19th July I will be demonstrating various cabinet-making techniques including French polishing in the Art in Action Gallery at Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire during Art in action 2014.  I look forward … Read More

Over The Moon

The winner of the Wesley-Barrell craft awards 2014 I am delighted to have been selected as the winner of the Wesley-Barrell craft awards 2014 with The Hall Table in the Furniture category.  It has been a great day meeting many … Read More

London’s Calling

The Wesley-Barrell Craft Awards 2014 One of my favourite pieces, The Hall Table is now on show in London W1 at the Wesley-Barrell showrooms off Wigmore street as part of the prestigious Wesley-Barrell Craft awards.  A fantastic opportunity to see … Read More

Makers Exchange

Contemporary craft in Cardiff Select makers from the Devon Guild of Craftsmen will be showcasing their work in the Makers Guild, Wales through the makers exchange from 10 may to 23 June.    I am delighted to have a number of … Read More

The Wesley-Barrel Craft Awards 2014

  I am delighted to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Wesley-Barrell craft awards 2014.   Since their inception in 2006 the Wesley-Barrel Craft Awards have become established in the craft calendar and boast a history of spotting rising stars … Read More

The Wild Rose: Flowers with Personality

  Spring has arrived with the flowered jewellery box With care, each petal on each flower has been individually hand cut and inlaid using vibrant yellow spindle wood, to create the stylised flowers sprinkled over these boxes.  Inspired by the … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Love at the Atkinson

It is a pleasure to be exhibiting work at the Atkinson Gallery in Southport. Love at the Atkinson is a stunning exhibition of contemporary craft from some of the best makers in the UK all inspired by Love stories.  Showing … Read More

Meet The Maker at The Burton

Meet the maker at the Burton Art Gallery 23rd November 2013 Come and meet Edward at the Burton Art Gallery in Bideford Devon from 10 am – 1pm to find out more about his work and craftsmanship. Edward will be … Read More

The Jewellery Box at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen

A new selection of handmade jewellery boxes are now available from the Devon Guild of craftsmen.  Look out for a stunning new selection of furniture and jewellery boxes at the Devon Guild from mid November at Bovey Tracey, Devon

New Work at The Burton Art Gallery

New work is now on show at The Burton Art Gallery, one of north Devon’s premier venues for the visual arts and crafts. Look out for me and my work at Meet the Makers at the Burton on 23rd November … Read More

The Craft Finder Wedding Gift Guide

The Memory Box, is now featured in the Craft Finder top ten wedding gift guide

The Devon Guild Of Craftsmen

Edward Wild was recently elected to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen Look out for new pieces over the next year

Craft Finder December 2012

Edward Wild Contemporary Furniture is now included on the Craft Finder Website

The Cufflink Box Summer 2012

The cufflink box is the latest piece in the box collection by Edward Wild. Available in a range of stunning woods including English walnut, figured maple and Indian rose wood each box is unique and hand made. The boxes are … Read More

The Memory Box Summer 2012

A beautiful box for beautiful memories I recently had the pleasure of making a beautiful memory box in figured English walnut for newlyweds Leigh and Helen. This glorious walnut box lined with apple wood, left the couple delighted and will … Read More

The Ring Box Summer 2012

Ring boxes and a special engagement I was recently commissioned to make separate ring boxes for two lovely couples, both of whom are now happily engaged or married. A range of luxury ring boxes in a selection of stunning woods … Read More

The Brownston Gallery Summer 2012

An exciting new summer collection of work by Edward Wild is now showing at the Brownston gallery, Devon’s leading contemporary fine art gallery. A fabulous showcase for original fine art by local and national artists, prominently situated in the historic … Read More

Montpellier Gallery Summer 2012

Summer is here with the flowered jewellery box, now showing in the latest collection of work by Edward Wild at the Montpellier gallery Stratford upon-Avon

Waterperry Gallery Summer 2012

The new summer collection of Jewellery and occasional boxes is now showing at the Art in Action Gallery, at Waterperry Gardens Oxfordshire.

The Box: Elle Decoration December 2011

A range of Edwards luxury handmade jewellery boxes are featured in the Gift Guide of Elle Decorations Christmas Special. December 2011 New boxes available from the 14th November

The Lounge Chair with Suna Interior Design

The Lounge Chair is on show in the Central Square Show Homes designed by Suna Interior Design: Central Square: Central London Mount Anvil

The Box

A range or hand made jewellery and occasional boxes by Edward Wild Contemporary Furniture are now available from the Waterperry Gallery at Waterperry Gardens near Oxford

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