Alan Stirt: Woodturner, Artist and Teacher
I started teaching woodturning in 1978 when Albert LeCoff invited
me to demonstrate at one of the turning conferences he and Palmer
Sharpless had organized at the George School in Bucks County Pennsylvania.
Since then, I have given woodturning demonstrations and hands-on
workshops all over the US as well as in Australia, Canada, England,
Ireland, and New Zealand. I
have also taught hands-on classes at Anderson Ranch Arts Center,
Appalachian Center for Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts,
Brookfield Craft Center, Marc Adams School of Woodworking, The School
for Furniture Craftsmanship and many other
I give tutorials in my studio in Vermont which are tailored to the individual. We'll work out the topics to be included based on the needs and skill level of the student. The workshop will consist of technique demonstrations, design discussions and hands-on work as desired by the student.
Click the photo or HERE to see some of the topics we can cover.
I have been giving tutorials for one or two people in my studio in northern Vermont for many years. I am here as a resource, to share my ideas and skills to help the students add to their own set of skills. My goal is to present my ideas in a way that is understandable to people of varying learning styles. I find that the teaching/learning process is not one-way and that I always learn from my students.
I provide individual instruction for one or two people in my studio on a per diem basis. The studio is located in rural northern Vermont on 40 acres of fields and woods.We can tailor the instruction to meet your needs and can focus on any or all aspects of open bowl turning, including carving. texturing and coloring techniques done off the lathe.
I can show beginners efficient methods of making bowls
and help more experienced turners hone their turning
Email me for maps, lodging and scheduling information.
Alan Stirt Woodturner
1267 Enosburg Mtn Rd
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
The following images show some of the topics we can cover during studio instruction.
I tailor my instruction to the needs and interests of each student.