Do you think wood is an unsexy material? A closer look at new shop producing handmade housewares
January 3, 2017 - 13:47 2065 Submitted by WA Contents
For most people, wood is an unsexy material — the workaday stuff of foundations and flooring and furniture — but for the sculptor and designer Joshua Vogel, it is one of the most dynamic and vital substances on earth. For more than a decade, Vogel has been making deceptively simple wooden objects — tiny salt spoons, elegant sawhorse tables — according to the most rigorous principles of craftsmanship.
Under the name Blackcreek Mercantile and Trading Co., which is perhaps best known for a range of understated black cutting boards, he and a small team craft by hand one-of-a-kind pieces that honor the unique qualities of the wood they carve, from the curve of a branch to artful cracks......Continue Reading
Top image: Inside Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co.’s first store, in upstate New York. Image © Grant Cornett
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