Moulthrop, (Edwin Allen) Ed(1916– ) woodworker; born in Rochester, N.Y. A professor of both architecture and physics at Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a practicing architect, he had been turning wood since he was 15; in 1976 he began to devote full time to the craft. He is noted for his large bowls that he would treat and finish after turning them out of green Southern woods; his largest stands 45 inches high, is 30 inches in diameter, and weighs 75 pounds. Basic in shape, they are almost sculptural in the purity of their form and material, and his works are owned by many museums and private collectors.
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