1976 - Present
David and Michelle Holzapfel established their Marlboro studio and gallery, Applewoods Studios, in 1976 on VT Route 9 in the southern Green Mountains. They specialize in Vermont’s spalted and burled hardwoods to make one-of-a-kind, handmade/ handcarved furniture and vessels. Their work has been acquired by museums, businesses and homeowners throughout North America.
“I respond to the dynamic grain patterns of native hardwood burls. My forms are rendered as vessels. Their function is to project their personalities into the viewer’s space.”
“Burls, branches, hollow logs, and natural-edged boards... the challenge is to make sense of them within the parameters of functional furniture: material-based design.”