Vi er glade for å kunne introdusere en ny tredreier til Woodturningcruiset i 2018!
Fordi Binh Pho dessverre gikk bort for kort tid siden, har vi vært nødt til å finne en ny demonstratør. I respekt av Binh Phos minne har vi valgt å finne en person med en totalt annerledes tredreiestil enn det Binh hadde, da hans måte var helt unik og ikke enkelt kan erstattes.
Mark Sfirri, fra USA, er en pensjonert professor og kunstner som har studert møbeldesign på Rhode Island School of Design. I tillegg er han en dyktig tredreier med en spesiell interesse i å dreie i flerer akser. Det gir et helt nytt og unikt design. Mer info kommer.
Mark Sfirri, Professor and Artist
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 teached (now retired) 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 eighteen 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. He has authored or co-authored six articles about him for Woodwork and Journal of Modern Craft.