Urn for Cathy, 2021
Put A Lid On It / October 17 – 22, 2021
I have always loved wood. Every piece has its own unique personality and character. As a maker of wooden objects I try to partner with the wood to reveal its beauty and personality rather than imposing my will on it.
I seldom choose a piece of wood with a preconceived idea of what it will be, but rather try to find a simple elegant form within the piece and let it out.
I especially like working with wood that has some challenges…voids, bark inclusions, cracks, etc. that require me to “fix” the issue in a way that enhances the natural beauty of the wood.
Every piece I make has a purpose…sometimes it is functional but many times its purpose is simply to feed the soul of the beholder.
Sally Ault was born and raised in San Diego, California and graduated with a BA in Art with a 3-dimensional emphasis from San Diego State. After a break for work and raising a family Sally began turning seriously in 2001. Sally loves making lidded containers including her signature Sea Urchin Boxes, bowls, embellished pieces and jewelry
Her work has been honored with awards at a number of shows and she has demonstrated woodturning at many woodturning clubs and at a number of regional and national symposia.
She is a member of the San Diego Woodturners Association, American Association of Woodturners, Point Loma Artists Association and Spanish Village Art Center in San Diego.