MN Woodturners Association

Woodturners Association

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2023-04-26 14:30:00 2023-04-26 14:30:00 America/Chicago Minnesota Woodturners Association Sally Ault Scoop Class Information:

Sally Ault, professional demonstrator hands-on scoop class

Fee: $60 for hands-on class

When: Wednesday, April. 26, 2023. 

Location: Houck Machine, 12811 16th Ave N., Plymouth, Mn

Time: 2:30 to 6:30

In this intermediate level class, professional turner and demonstrator Sally Ault will teach you to turn a scoop. The turning process is pretty straight forward, but she will teach you some tricks for mounting the blank and fastening the scoop to the wooden handle. You will be using both spindle and hollowing skills. This class will help fine tune your woodturning skills as you learn about wood and its properties for the scoop components, its design, and bringing it all together.

Recommended Tools

  • A spindle gouge, small bowl gouge or whatever you like to use for small bowl hollowing
  • Small round nose scraper (preferably negative rake)
  • As small a spindle roughing gouge as possible.
  • A small skew is also useful.

A spindle gouge can be used for the entire project, but the other tools are useful.

About Sally Ault

I was born and raised in San Diego, California and graduated with a BA degree in Art with a Crafts emphasis from San Diego State.   My work there was focused on Weaving, Jewelry Design and Ceramics.  During a furniture class, I discovered woodturning.  After a break of a number of years, I resumed woodturning in 2004.

I enjoy all types of wood turning but currently my focus is on lidded containers including the sea Urchin series, open bowls, embellished pieces and jewelry.

My work is shown in the Dunn Gallery in Hawaii, Hawaii, The Real Mother Goose in Portland, Oregon, The gift shop at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado, at The A Store in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in the gallery at Studio 38 in Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, San Diego.

I have won several prizes over the past 3 years at the Design in Wood Show at the Del Mar Fair. In 2010 I was awarded a “Best in Class’ ribbon for a Myrtle Wood Platter and in 2011 a Maple Hollow Vessel was awarded the San Diego Woodturners Special Award. My Sea Urchin Box won a special purchase award at the 2012 Small Image Show at Spanish Village. My Box Elder Burl and Coral piece won an award at the 2014 Small Image Show.

I was a demonstrator at the American Association of Woodturners, North Dakota Symposium, Campbells Hands on, Utah Woodturning Symposium in Orem, Utah, the Wisconsin woodturning Symposium and at a number of woodturning clubs across the country. In fall of 2013 I was accepted for a 10 week Artist in Residency program at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, attended Arrowmount Pentaculum and been instructor at Arrowmount and John C Campbell craft schools.

I am a member of the San Diego Woodturners Association, American Association of Woodturners, Point Loma Artists Association and Spanish Village Art Center in San Diego