Sally Ault was born and raised in San Diego, California and graduated with a degree in Art with an emphasis on 3-dimensional design from San Diego State. Her studies were mostly focused on weaving, jewelry design and ceramics. During a furniture class, Sally discovered woodturning. She enjoys all types of wood turning but currently focuses on lidded containers (especially the sea Urchin series), open bowls, embellished pieces and jewelry. Sally’s work is shown at the gallery at Studio 38 in Spanish Village Art Center and Mingei International Folk Art Museum, both are in San Diego. Her work is also on display at Anderson Ranch and Arrowmont art centers. She has won several awards over the years, including a first-place honor in 2021 at the Internationally acclaimed Del Mar Fair. Sally has been a demonstrator at the Utah, Honolulu and Wisconsin Symposia and was a featured demonstrator at the American Association of Woodturners symposium in 2016, and on 2 panels at the 2017 AAW symposium and has been a key demonstrator at SWAT in Waco, Texas. 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.

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