Furniture as Art: Dave Hurwitz’s Sculpture on Display at Wharton Esherick Museum

Furniture maker and Guild member Dave Hurwitz has a new sculpture on display at the Wharton Esherick Museum in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

The piece is titled “Vertebra Vessel”, and is stack laminated and carved mahogany, 18″ high x 32″ wide x 17.5″ deep.

The piece is available and can be purchased through the museum for the duration of the show, which runs through December 30th, 2017.

The Wharton Esherick Museum is the home and studio of the late Wharton Esherick, who is considered the dean of American Craftsmen and the foundation of the current Studio Furniture Movement.

Esherick was active from the 1920s through the early 70s. Besides designing and building unique furniture, he was also a fine artist, and engaged in painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

In addition to furniture making and fine art, Esherick designed and built his home and studio, which is now a national historic landmark.

The house is a an absolute must-see for all woodworkers, artists, builders, designers, architects, and lovers of handmade work. It is filled with amazing handmade details.

For more info on Esherick and the museum, visit

For more info on Dave Hurwitz check out his website, here.


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