Alan Stirt: Woodturner, Artist and Teacher

Square Series

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I am available again for in person instruction at my studio.
I have had my second vaccine shot am free to have people in my studio.

I'm now offering 1/2 day teaching sessions at my studio. Click here for more info.

I am scheduled to teach a platter class at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship from September 27 to October 1, 2021.

I'll be teaching a class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking from May 9 to May 13, 2022.


Due to the pandemic, I have not been able to do in-person teaching since early 2020.

I do not have, and am not able to get, the bandwith needed to do online demonstrations.

In October, 2019 I wae a featured demonstrator at the 11th biennial Woodturning Symposium of the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild at the Higher Ground Retreat Center.

I was a featured demonstrator at the 2018 AAW International Symposium in Portland, Oregon in June 14 - 17, 2018.

I'll be teaching again at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, CO on August 27-31, 2018.

I had a great time as the Keynote Demonstrator in South Africa at the 2017 Woodturning Symposium of the Association of Woodturners of South Africa in George, South Africa on September 22 to 25, 2017.

I'll be a featured demonstrator at the 2nd Oregon Woodturning Symposium in Albany, Oregon in March 17-19, 2017.

I'll be teaching again at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking on April 10-14, 2017.

I was a featured demonstrator at the 2017 AAW International Symposium in Kansas City, Kansas in June 22-25, 2017.

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa has acquired a birch burl bowl that I made in 1983. The bowl was donated by the Waterburys.

An article I wrote for the Fall, 2014 issue of Cold Hollow to Canada Connections, Finding Patterns In The Woods, is available Here.

I have some new tools available for purchase. There's a 1/2" diameter finishing gouge, and 1" and 1/2" wide shear scrapers.

My second DVD - Turning and Carving the Square Platter - is now available. Click here for details.

A Black Cherry Fluted Bowl was just acquired by the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, GA.
The piece was donated by Jane and Arthur Mason.

The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH has acquired one of my Ceremonial Bowls for their permanent collection.

The Peabody Essex Museumin Salem, Massachusetts has acquired a piece of mine for their permanent collection.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired a piece of mine for their permanent collection. The painted platter "Circles", made in 1998, was donated to the museum by the Waterburys.

Two more of my pieces have been acquired by museums.
A Square Series piece was acquired by the Honolulu Museum of Art, and a Carved Platter was acquired by the Art Museum of South Texas. Both were gifts donated by Ruth and David Waterbury.

Follow the links for more information about these courses and demonstrations at craft schools and for clubs and symposiums.


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