Trained as a lawyer, Philip Moulthrop has followed in his father Ed's footsteps with museum caliber wood turning. "I think of my wood turning as a way to reveal the beauty and texture which is found in the wood. The wood I use comes from trees which are native to the Southeastern United States. These are not considered to be exotic woods; however, they possess a richness in the grain and figure which is too often overlooked."
Red Cedar Mosaic
11 x 18 x 18 in
Philip Moulthrop started woodturning in 1979, learning the woodturning basics from his father, Ed Moulthrop. Philip is most famous for his mosaic bowls and pioneering his composite technique. He received his B.A. from West Georgia College and his Juris Doctor from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He studied and practiced law before beginning his artistic career. His work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Arts and Design, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Mint Museum, Renwick Gallery, White House Collection of American Craft, among others.
MUSEUM PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
AMERICAN CRAFT MUSEUM - NEW YORK, NEW YORK ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM - EDWARD JACOBSON COLLECTION - TEMPE, ARIZONA ARKANSAS ART CENTER MUSEUM – LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART - PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA THE CARTER CENTER – MUSEUM AND LIBRARY – ATLANTA, GEORGIA THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM - HONOLULU, HAWAII CROCKER ART MUSEUM - SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS - DETROIT, MICHIGAN HIGH MUSEUM OF ART - ATLANTA, GEORGIA HUNTSVILLE MUSEUM OF ART - HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA KRESGE ART MUSEUM - MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY - EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA MARIETTA/COBB MUSEUM OF ART - MARIETTA, GEORGIA MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS - MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA MINT MUSEUM OF CRAFT + DESIGN- CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA MOBILE MUSEUM OF ART - MOBILE, ALABAMA THE OLYMPIC MUSEUM - LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND PADUCAH ART GUILD - PADUCAH, KENTUCKY RACINE ART MUSEUM - RACINE, WISCONSIN SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, RENWICK GALLERY OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART - WASHINGTON, D.C. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, ART IN EMBASSIES- WASHINGTON, D.C. THE WHITE HOUSE COLLECTION OF AMERICAN CRAFTS – CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY,LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY – NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT