Oral history interview with David and Michelle Holzapfel

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.holzap08
Creators:
Holzapfel, David, 1950-
Holzapfel, Michelle, 1951-
Shea, Josephine, 1958-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2008 January 6 and March 2
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Items
Sound recording: 4 sound files (1 hr., 39 min.)
digital, wav
31 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of David and Michelle Holzapfel conducted 2008 January 6-March 2, by Josephine Shea, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Holzapfels' home and studio, Applewoods Studio and Gallery, in Marlboro, Vermont.
Scope and Contents
The Holzapfels speak of their studio spaces and how they live and work together; the difficulty of marketing yourself as an artist; their involvement in artistic communities such as Wood Turning Center and Canadian Craft Council; traveling to Croatia to participate as guest artists in an exhibition curated by the United States Information Services; the financial difficulties of being artists; the impact technology has made on their work; the importance of apprenticeships; and their view of time spent with James Prestini. The Holzapfels also recall Michael Hosaluk, Mark Sfirri, Craig Nutt, Peter Galbraith, Denis Fitzgerald, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
David Holzapfel (1950- ) and Michelle Holzapfel (1951- ) are self-taught woodworkers who own and operate Applewoods Studio and Gallery in Marlboro, Vermont.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 39 min.

Keywords
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Art -- Economic aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodworkers -- Vermont -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Croatia -- description and travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Artists' studios Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fitzgerald, Dennis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Galbraith, Peter Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hosaluk, Michael Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nutt, Craig Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prestini, James, 1908- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sfirri, Mark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canadian Crafts Council Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Information Service Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood Turning Center (Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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