Ted Watts is a native of the Grand Strand and grew up
the son of a local contractor. He attended Virginia Art Institute and
Ringling School of Art in the early 70's and began honing his furniture
building skills in the late 70's. His popularity for his special artistic
touches to furniture pieces began with bar tops and tables for local
restaurant owners. His work has made it's way into many homes in the area as
well as golf clubs, banks and churches where his works include spiral
staircases, cabinets, armoires, mirrors, coffee tables, beds, mantel pieces,
desks, dining buffets, tables and chairs. He was awarded Best of Show at the
Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival in 2003 for his drop leaf pineapple
table. Ted takes a great deal of pride in any piece he is commissioned to
do, as he feels the the furniture he crafts will become a family heirloom...
as he likes to say... he is "creating tomorrows antiques".