As Good Wood Studios Custom Furniture, I have been offering craftsmanship in woodworking since 1989. My work now resides in Canada, the United States, Japan, France and the UK. I have lately developed essentially maintenance-free public signage methods using driftwood and traditional joinery for a local Municipality’s beach accesses.
For finishing, I mainly use a plant-derived, petroleum and pesticide free, waterproof varnish developed in Germany from nineteenth century recipes. I apply it using an adapted french polishing technique. I gained a deep appreciation for the craft of furnituremaking during my apprenticeship in 1985/6 with the bespoke antique restorers at Spink & Sons Ltd. in Central London.
"Art is sacred. The artists has a responsibility to not pollute the world, to not lose himself to materialism. That doesn't mean you can't sell your work. It means that you always are searching for the truth."
- Herb Elsky
"Edmund built us a house-full of windows and door-sets almost twenty years ago and we still get tremendous pleasure both looking at them and using them every day. Superb craftsmanship, fabulous materials. A real joy."
- Pete & Sandy
"Edmund's work goes well beyond the boundaries of regular furniture - each piece is an art installation. The presence of his work alone is enough to be transported into a mythic world."
"The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web."
- Pablo Picasso