Working with wood, for me, is not an occupation but a way of life. As an architect, I have a passion for the exploration of design and construction, finding inspiration in the beauty of nature that surrounds my studio in the woods of Western Pennsylvania, where I have lived and worked for more than 25 years. I continually experiment with organic shapes in a sculptural approach, often using figured slabs and burls as “jewels,” creating a setting for them, much as a jeweler does with a diamond or ruby. I allow the spirit of each piece of this living material to be recreated through my artistic vision.
I select and work each piece of wood myself, starting with harvesting trees down to final sanding and hand-rubbed oil finish. My work reflects the elegant union of rawness and refinement, crafted using traditional joinery techniques including hand-cut dovetails, mortise and tenon and frame and panel construction. The uniqueness of each piece of wood is integral to my work. I strive not to obscure the essence of the material - the fact that it is wood - giving it and the patterns and quirks that define it, prominence in the design.
Pittsburgh Craftsmen’s Guild, Juried Status
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Juried Status
Registered Architect, State of Pennsylvania
Paul Sirofchuck's original "Stingray Stool," first created in 1998, has become a cherished collectible by many of his clients. It is still available in 3 heights at Main Exhibit Gallery in Ligonier, PA, as is the newer version, "Tallback Stingray Stool."
Main Exhibit Gallery
301 W Main St
Ligonier PA 15658
301 West Main St.
Ligonier, PA 15658
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