Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Studio Tour and Stool Design Talk

Studio Tour and Stool Design Talk .......I was pleased to be asked to give a talk about my work and open my studio to the Western Pa Woodworkers Group from Pittsburgh. Enjoyable morning sharing.....

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Main Exhibit Gallery: PCN Tours Segment

Main Exhibit Gallery: PCN Tours Segment: Paul's segment on Pennsylvania Cable Network's "PCN Tours" has been getting  a lot of action lately. We're surprised by the number of cal...

Main Exhibit Gallery: Artists Demonstrations Fri & Sat

Main Exhibit Gallery: Artists Demonstrations Fri & Sat: Paul Sirofchuck will demonstrate turning on the wood lathe (Fri and Sat) and Mike Mangiafico will demonstrate glass blowing (Sat only)...

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Great Article on Poplar Culture

The opening reception for "Poplar Culture: The Celebration of a Tree" on May 20 was a successful event for the Wharton Esherick Museum and I was honored to be invited as one of the 45 craftspeople to create a piece for the benefit. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published a great article on the event, which runs throughout June 10 at Historic Yellow Springs, PA. It includes lots of info on Esherick and the poplar tree that inspired our creations. Here is the link if you want to read on:


Paul Sirofchuck with fellow exhibitors Michael Brolly and Shawn Turley with catalogs from the exhibit "Poplar Culture."

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Part 15: "PopArch" Table: The Finished Piece

After painting the arch base black, and spraying a clear lacquer over the poplar and purple heart, the "PopArch" Table is complete.  It will be exhibited at Historic Yellow Springs near Valley Forge, PA, as part of a benefit and sale May 20-june 11, 2012, for the Wharton Esherick Museum in Paoli, PA.

Part 14: "PopArch" Table: Hand Planing the Top

Before finishing the table, I'm tapering the underside of the top with hand planes, creating a beveled edge, visually reinforcing the cantilever of the top.