Since we discovered Joshua Vogel of Black Creek Mercantile & Co., we’ve been fans of his organic, tactile products that he hand-turns in his Kingston, New York, studio. We were pleased to know his products are gaining traction on the West Coast with kitchenware boutique March's presentation. All photos by Preston Schlebusch
The mural is made from 117 spoons and pegs carved from holly on three wormy chestnut panels. It highlights both the repetition of form and the individuality of each spoon.
When we last spoke to Vogel we discussed his love of making spoons and his goal to make one spoon a day, so it was unsurprising to learn that he now has a mural composed of them.
“Each tool can have its own character, and that isn’t just dependent on different types of wood. I have four or five different types of spoon shapes, but my work is very subconscious and organic, it all depends on how the spoons feel to me while I make them,” explains Vogel.
Spoons are one of Black Creek's best-selling products. Although Vogel has several main types of spoons, each is handmade and imbued with its own "personality." Vogel especially enjoys watching people pick out their own special spoon based on how it feels in their hands and visually appeals to them.