Mark Sfirri | Sirop Pour la Toux, 2000

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Mark Sfirri | Sirop Pour la Toux, 2000
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Mark Sfirri | New Hope, Pennsylvania
Sirop Pour la Toux
Poplar, paint
9.75 x 4 x 4

After teaching several courses at Jean Francois Escoulen's studio in Puy St. Martin France in the late 1990s, I was inspired to start a series of painted vessels. The multi-axis turned forms were of bottles, cans and jars. The graphics were a key feature and the titles reflected my "new" language: French! Sirop Pour la Toux translates to syrup for the cough or cough syrup. This piece is part of the first iteration of pieces in that series.

About Mark Sfirri: Mark Sfirri studied furniture design at Rhode Island School of Design, where he received both his BFA and MFA while studying under Tage Frid. He is a woodworker who incorporates lathe-turned forms in his furniture and sculpture. His specialty within turning is the use of multiple axes, which has allowed him to create forms that are not readily apparent as turned objects. He teaches in the Fine Woodworking Programs at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA. He received a Distinguished Educator Award in 2010 by the Renwick Alliance. His work is included in the permanent collections of twenty-seven public institutions including the Museum of Art and Design (NYC), The Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC), The Yale Art Gallery (New Haven, CT), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Mint Museum of Craft + Design (Charlotte, NC), among others.

Sfirri has authored numerous articles on history, design, and technique for a variety of craft publications. Since 2006 he has been researching the life and work of woodworker Wharton Esherick, and has co-curated the Autumn 2021 exhibition at the Michener Museum, Daring Design: The Impact of Three Women on Wharton Esherick’s Craft.