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The Woodland Investigators did it again! They interviewed Al Stirt, a wood turner from Enosburg Falls, Vermont, who makes bowls.

The Woodland Investigators did it again! They interviewed Al Stirt, a wood turner from Enosburg Falls, Vermont, who makes bowls.

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  • 1. Al Stirt
    • Danielle, Josh, Isaac, and Carlie interviewed Al Stirt, the Vermont wood turner.
    • By Danielle and Carlie
  • 2. True or False?
    • Is it true that Al Stirt has wooden bowls in 17 museums?
    • Did he grow up in Vermont?
    • 1.true, 2.false
  • 3. Where did he grow up?
    • Mr.Stirt grew up in Brooklyn, New York
  • 4. Did you think this was easy?
    • Well, it’s not. It takes about 2 months to make one bowl because you have to let it dry than you have to decorate the bowl.
  • 5.
    • This machine that Mr. Stirt uses is a lathe to carve and to cut the grain. Don't forget the protective gear!
  • 6. A rough start
    • These are some rough drafts for bowls that Al Stirt made.
  • 7. A wet one
    • This bowl needs to dry for a couple months, so Mr. Stirt is able to put a design on the bowl.
  • 8. The smoother
    • Right now Al Stirt is using a special tool that smoothes the outside of the bowl.
  • 9. The insider
    • Al Stirt Is carving inside of a bowl that needs some trimming.
  • 10. Museum Collections: American Craft Museum - New York, NY Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit, MI R. H. Fleming Museum - Burlington, VT Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Los Angeles, CA Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, DC White House Permanent Collection - Washington, DC Yale University Art Gallery - New Haven, CT These are some museums where Al Stirt has some work.
  • 11. Here is Al Stirt’s website to check it out and find out tons of new information. http://www.alstirt.com/
  • 12. ♥The End♥