Raised in New Mexico in the ’70’s, Joshua Vogel traveled extensively through Australia, Haiti, Europe & finally the American West, where he pursued Anthropology and Art History at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Architecture studies followed at the University of Oregon, where Vogel also began working in earnest with wood.
By the mid 90’s Joshua Vogel had again relocated, this time to New York City where he worked to establish his first studio. Ultimately choosing the country lifestyle over that of the city, Joshua moved to the Hudson Valley to rediscover the basics; not only of life, but of design, woodworking & his first love – wood sculpture.
Known to be meticulous and detail oriented, it is Vogel’s indomitable energy to build, innate sense of larger design issues, and love of process that set him apart.
Each freeform turning is completely handmade. Every piece goes through a lengthy process, which can take up to six months from start to finish. The wood is carefully harvested, shaped, seasoned, and shaped again. The result is a beautiful, unique, poetic, one-of-a-kind sculpture. The beauty of each sculpture tells the story not only of how it was made, but evokes a connection the the larger natural world.
Joshua Vogel Sculptural Kitchen Tools are hand-carved, maple or cherry wood, functional objects. Each unique tool is part of a limited edition of 365 per year that celebrates a comfortable connection with daily chores and the love that goes into a home cooked meal.