Zack Worrell, a self-taught artist and designer hand makes functional works of art with purpose, using new and old techniques and the finest materials he can harness. Zack hails from a long line of entrepreneurs, adventurers and craftspeople, scattered across Appalachia. It was no surprise that after being raised in historic Charlottesville, Virginia and seeing amazing parts of the world while traveling with his family as a child, that art and design would inform his world.
“I have been making stuff with my hands since as early as I can remember. I make stuff. It is just what I do.” -Zack Worrell
In 2012, that world shifted when his love of furniture making crossed with working with metal. Monolith Studio found its home on his family farm, Fielding, that is nestled down the gravel drive from the Meriwether Lewis birthplace. He has fused his love of natural woods and metals and created the life of a craftsman.
At Monolith, knives are made by hand by Zack and expert craftsmen such as Alan Bates, and Nick Watson. These skilled hands create knives that will pass from one generation to the next. That narrative often starts with a storied piece of wood and a polished blade. Zack's hope is that once a knife is placed in the hands of our client, its story deepens over time with each slice of tomato from the family garden to each cutting of meat from the local farmer.