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Stirt wants to identify himself in the long tradition and primitive history of bowl makers. He is a self-taught woodturner working in Enosburg, Vermont. His work is featured in the American Craft Museum in New York, the High Museum in Atlanta, and the Fine Arts Museum of the South in Mobile. Stirt is actively involved in the Arrowmont School and the Haystack School as an instructor. He has also led workshops in New Zealand and Great Britain. When describing his art he writes that he tries "to create pieces that have some life…to create a dynamic, complex pattern using simple elements."
ALAN STIRT. American, 1946–
Where I Live 1995
Ceanothus burl, nails, barbed wire, lathe-turned, sandblasted
Promised Gift of Jane and Arthur Mason. PG1999.136.35