Al Stirt


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

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Al Stirt

  1. 1. Al Stirt <ul><li>Danielle, Josh, Isaac, and Carlie interviewed Al Stirt, the Vermont wood turner. </li></ul><ul><li>By Danielle and Carlie </li></ul>
  2. 2. True or False? <ul><li>Is it true that Al Stirt has wooden bowls in 17 museums? </li></ul><ul><li>Did he grow up in Vermont? </li></ul><ul><li>1.true, 2.false </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where did he grow up? <ul><li>Mr.Stirt grew up in Brooklyn, New York </li></ul>
  4. 4. Did you think this was easy? <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>This machine that Mr. Stirt uses is a lathe to carve and to cut the grain. Don't forget the protective gear! </li></ul>
  6. 6. A rough start <ul><li>These are some rough drafts for bowls that Al Stirt made. </li></ul>
  7. 7. A wet one <ul><li>This bowl needs to dry for a couple months, so Mr. Stirt is able to put a design on the bowl. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The smoother <ul><li>Right now Al Stirt is using a special tool that smoothes the outside of the bowl. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The insider <ul><li>Al Stirt Is carving inside of a bowl that needs some trimming. </li></ul>
  10. 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. 11. Here is Al Stirt’s website to check it out and find out tons of new information.
  12. 12. ♥The End♥