Josie Vogel is an artist, woodworker and educator, working with the skills and traditions of craft to explore sculptural forms in useful objects. While pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, she fell in love with woodworking and has dedicated her career to the craft ever since. Whether in the form of sculpture, furniture, or small goods, her work prioritizes craft, utility, and the inherent beauty of the material. She creates objects that delight the eye and are meant to be touched, held, and put to good use. Through her work, Josie creates simple and elegant forms from a material that is alive with color, texture, luster and movement.
Josie makes her work in her home wood shop, surrounded by trees (for inspiration!) in Central North Carolina. Her work is available for purchase through Hudson’s Hill in Greensboro, NC and the Marta Blades Shop at Sawtooth in Winston-Salem. You can view her latest work on her website at josievogelstudio.com.
Josie is currently the Director of Woodworking at Sawtooth.