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Philip Moulthrop learned the art of woodturning from his father Ed. Like his father he uses wood native to the southeast, but has developed a very different technique than his father. Moulthrop creates mosaic bowls. In his innovated process "he glues and epoxies thinner branches from a tree on a turned bowl, then returns the bowl to the lathe and again turns the bowl, leaving only the specter of the original bowl whose branches float in a sea of epoxy." Despite the difference in finished product between father and son, they both express the same commitment to the sovereignty of the wood. While Ed wishes to free form from the wood, Philip releases the " colors and patterns which are inherent in the wood."
Ash Leaf Maple Bowl
Swamp Red Maple Bowl
White Pine Mosaic Bowl
Vertical Pine Mosaic Bowl