Mark Sfirri | Curly Maple Vessel

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Mark Sfirri | Curly Maple Vessel
975.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Jun 24 @ 19:33UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Curly Maple Vessel, 2000 | Mark Sfirri, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Curly maple
11.5 x 6 x 6 inches | 29.21 x 15.24 x 15.24cm

In the late 1990s I started a series of vessels that included bottles, jars and cans. Most of these were painted with my imagined contents graphically portrayed on the outside. I made a handful that were naturally finished. This is one of them that I had kept in my personal collection. It is one of my favorites. It features a raised label area for the imagined graphics. It is made from a single piece of 6" curly maple and is signed and dated on the bottom.

Mark Sfirri received his BFA and MFA in furniture design at Rhode Island School of Design. He is primarily a furniture maker and sculptor working in wood but is also a teacher, researcher, writer, collaborator, photographer, and printmaker. His specialty is multi-axis spindle turning, an area that he has been exploring since the early 1990s. He has lectured and demonstrated his techniques throughout North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Norway. His work is included in the permanent collection of twenty-eight public institutions including the Renwick Gallery, Yale Art Gallery, Museum of Art & Design, Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the James A. Michener Art Museum, among others.

Sfirri is professor emeritus at Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania where he ran the Fine Woodworking Program from 1981 to 2017. He has received two national awards: the Distinguished Educator Award in 2010 from the Renwick Alliance of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution and, in 2012, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Collectors of Wood Art.


Categories: Sculpture, Woodworking, Contemporary Craft, Wood Art, Interior Design, Decor