Ed Teasdale ( a career academic) appeared on the UK Crafts scene in the mid 1980’s when there was a UK design led retail boom and at a time when creative salvage, recycling, and environmental issues were having a strong influence on design theory and practice. Using found wood and sticking essentially to the box form he initially made small consciously modest crafted objects comprising a basic utility and somewhat rough hewn appearance. His move to making furniture scale objects evolved through utilizing weathered wood washed up along the Morecambe Bay coastline close to his home. The approach has remained modest and restrained, producing something utilitarian and contemporary in both purpose and appearance.
As a furniture maker he primarily works from his own inspiration, exhibits in selected galleries but also works with individual clients and collectors.
All pieces are marked (usually centrally on the underside of the bottom) with a 2 digit date stamp e.g. 93 and a separate stamp in the form of a leaf. Most pieces are in private homes in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand but examples are also in the possession of the British Council, Arts Council of Great Britain, Usher Gallery Lincoln, UK.