My mentor said that the lathe is a very creative tool that most
people don't use that way. They make bowls and spindles and that's it.
So I thought I should really try to do something here.
Woodworker Mark Sfirri continually blurs the line separating
woodturning from sculpture. Sfirri, who earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree from Rhode Island School of Design in 1974, and his Master of
Fine Arts from the same institution in 1978, was heavily influenced by
his mentor Tage Frid, who encouraged the young Sfirri to use his primary
tool, the lathe in new, creative ways.
Sfirri uses the lathe to create
conventional bowls and spindles which he then manipulates using
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