Watch: Josh Vogel by The Scout

. Thursday, September 15, 2011

A beautiful short film by The Scout, about woodworker Josh Vogel and his passion for his craft.

From an interview with Sarah Williams:

Joshua Vogel’s relationship with wood is nearly symbiotic. As a sculptor he listens to its sounds, knows the story of each piece intimately, and understands how different species behave. In the same way that a tree grows in layers of persistence and branches out unexpectedly, his path in life has never been obvious, but fueled by potential and rich with experience. “Wood is a living material, I don’t know many other things like that— that are so fundamental to our lives.”

Vogel recently founded Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. in Kingston, New York. His focus is on creating large-scale sculptural wood turnings from Walnut, Catalpa, Maple, and other hardwoods. “It’s something that excites me about turning; I love that it rides the line between art and craft. I don’t know where the line is, and my life’s work is trying to figure that out."


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