Mark Sfirri

 

Mark Sfirri

Mark Sfirri

Artist Profile

Mark Sfirri studied furniture design under Tage Frid at Rhode Island School of Design, from which he received a BFA and MFA. He began exploring lathe turned forms, even some multi-axis turned forms in the mid-1970s, although he explored multi-axis spindle turning more seriously in the early 1990s and has continued to do so ever since.

Sfirri has run the Fine Woodworking Program at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania since 1981. He has received two national awards: the “Distinguished Educator Award” in 2010 from the Renwick Alliance of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institutions and, in 2012, a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Collectors of Wood Art.