Get to Know
My name is Edward Carlton, but since childhood I used the name Ware for all of my art. Ware is my father's last name. I personally design and craft all of my products. I make it a point to not look around at other companies' hardware so that mine can truly be unique. My head is full of designs that I am eager to make. If you are looking for something that I do not have, I am willing to help you produce it. All of my products are made right in my home studio. I personally fill each order, trying to go out of my way to make sure that my customers will be pleased with the quality of each piece.
Art and design have always come naturally to me. As a young man, I apprenticed as a model-maker/sculptor, making prototypes for various toy, jewelry and giftware companies. I apprenticed under a master sculptor; wonderful training that taught me to not settle for mediocre results but to strive for perfection. I went on to do work for Hasbro, The First Years, Rawcliffe, Reed and Barton, McFarlane Toys and others as either a direct contractor or sub-contractor. You may even have some of my work in your home already!
After many years of model-making I went on to do contracting, doing finish work in peoples' homes. My favorite finish work being woodworking. To me it is akin to sculpting. I enjoy when I have the opportunity to do fine work.
Ware Design Works came about from my desire to move away from making other peoples' designs to making my own.