A look at the art and the workshop of Joshua Vogel, a co-founder of BDDW. Shown here at his studio in the Hudson Valley, New York, Vogel produces wooden beautiful furniture, accessories, and sculptures, under the company name of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading, Co.
You can see that delicate interplay between artistic intervention and the living natural form in many of Vogel’s bowls, vessels, and sculptures. Rising from the earth just outside his studio, in a converted factory in the town of Kingston, is a striking example: a teetering stack of hand-chiseled wood orbs balancing atop the stump of the handsome white oak from which they were hewn. Or consider a massive gourd vase of maple; it is a marvel of modern contours—the result of many months’ work on the lathe—that are interrupted unexpectedly by a natural split in the grain, which Vogel sutured using butterfly joints.
Left: The entryway of the home that Joshua Vogel shares with his wife, Kelly Zaneto.