Known for his sleek minimal furniture and use of strip lamination, Michael Hurwitz was designated an American Craft Council Fellow in 2014. It all started in schools in the Boston area. After finishing at a high school that had an arts-heavy curriculum (at the time his father was the Arts Coordinator of the Newton Public Schools), Hurwitz, 60, attended Massachusetts College of Art.
Although his primary interest was in wood, there was no wood program at Mass Art so he enrolled as a metals/jewelry major. Throughout his high school years, he had taken silver-smithing classes on weekends at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln Massachusetts, so this seemed like a natural progression.