MATT MOULTHROP

Bio    
MATT  MOULTHROP

Following in the footsteps of his father, Philip Moulthrop, and grandfather, Ed Moulthrop, Matt turned his first bowl at the age of 7. He is continuing the legacy of the Moulthrop family by turning simple, elegant forms that capture and enhance the natural beauty of the material.

Featured Piece
MATT  MOULTHROP Red Maple

Red Maple
- Wood
6-3/4 x 16-1/2 in
$ 4,500.00


MATT  MOULTHROP Red Maple
Red Maple
Wood  
6-3/4 x 16-1/2 in
$4,500
MATT  MOULTHROP Mahogany
Mahogany
Wood  
4 x 9 x 9 in
$1,750
MATT  MOULTHROP Plum
Plum
Wood  
7 x 6-1/4 x 6-1/4 in
$1,650
MATT  MOULTHROP Red Oak Burl
Red Oak Burl
Wood  
3-1/4 x 4-3/4 x 4-3/4 in
$1,200
MATT  MOULTHROP Sassafras
Sassafras
Wood  
9-3/4 x 17-1/4 x 17-1/4 in
$6,500
MATT  MOULTHROP Short Needle Pine
Short Needle Pine
Wood  
5 x 10 x 10 in
$1,650
MATT  MOULTHROP Tulip Poplar
Tulip Poplar No. 2
Wood  
2 x 8 x 8 in
$ 875
MATT  MOULTHROP Wild Cherry Burl
Wild Cherry Burl
Wood  
6 x 7 x 7 in
$1,650
MATT  MOULTHROP Ash Leaf Maple
Ash Leaf Maple (flat)
Wood  
2-1/2 x 7-3/4 in
Sold
MATT  MOULTHROP Ash Leaf Maple (round)
Ash Leaf Maple (round)
Wood  
5-3/4 x 10-1/4 in
Sold
MATT  MOULTHROP Ash Leaf Maple No. 1
Ash Leaf Maple No. 1
Wood  
6-1/4 x 11 x 11 in
Sold
MATT  MOULTHROP Ash Leaf Maple No. 2
Ash Leaf Maple No. 2
Wood  
4-1/2 x 9 x 9 in
Sold
MATT  MOULTHROP Ash Leaf Maple No. 3
Ash Leaf Maple No. 3
Wood  
3-1/2 x 8 x 8 in
Sold
MATT  MOULTHROP Ash Leaf Maple No. 4
Ash Leaf Maple No. 4
Wood  
3-1/4 x 7-3/4 x 7-3/4 in
Sold
MATT  MOULTHROP Cherry Laurel
Cherry Laurel
Wood  
5-1/4 x 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 in
Sold
MATT  MOULTHROP Chinaberry
Chinaberry
Wood  
6-1/4 x 6 in
Sold
MATT  MOULTHROP Red Maple
Red Maple
Wood  
10-3/4 x 15-1/2 x 15-1/2 in
Sold

MATT  MOULTHROP

MATT MOULTHROP

MATT MOULTHROP Statement

"Being a third generation wood turner, it seems I have spent my entire life surrounded by wood. As a young adult, I learned that the artistry of wood turning comes not from the hand, but from the eye. Being able to “see” the shape of the bowl has been a legacy and a gift I have tried to improve upon with my own vision and version of style, form, and texture. In my quest to create, I strive to blend both tradition and innovation into an art form that honors my legacy and creates a new one.

Each piece I create is a unique experience for me and hopefully, for the viewer. I endeavor to inject into each one a balance of color and form, shape and substance that fully displays the beauty and richness of the tree. Each tree has a story to tell. Worm holes convey past life, rings communicate growth, and certain colors tell the story of death by lightening or blight. My job is to tell the story in picture book fashion, showing rather than talking, lengthening the life of the tree rather than ending it. Between the natural and the artificial, there is a bridge made by fusing the innate beauty of the material with the more modern techniques and designs that accentuate the splendor that is turned wood. My hope is to build that bridge for you."

MATT MOULTHROP Resumé

MUSEUM & INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTION

ASU Art Museum The Jacobson Collection – Tempe, Arizona Carnegie Museum of Art – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Carter Center – Atlanta, Georgia The Contemporary Museum – Honolulu, Hawaii Crocker Art Museum – Sacramento, California The Detroit Institute of Arts – Detriot, Michigan Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, Georgia Marietta Cobb Museum of Art – Marietta, Georgia Minneapolis Institute of the Arts – Minneapolis, Minnesota Mobile Museum of Art – Mobile, Alabama Racine Art Museum – Racine, Wisconsin Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation – Alta Loma, California Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art – Washington, D.C.

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