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Molly Hatch (VT; b. 1978)
April 26, 2009–January 17, 2010
Six Cups, 2008, porcelain, 18 x 24 in.; installation view of the exhibition, Salon Familiar; Willow Pattern Saucer, 2008, porcelain, 14 x 10 in., 2008; Courtesy of the artist.
Molly Hatch was raised in a Quaker community in southern Vermont. Her ceramic installations stem from a family history that bestowed value on handmade items that were created for both use and contemplation. In a new series of work made this winter in the Arts/Industry Pottery program, Hatch delves into ideas of use and beauty, the handmade vs. the mass produced. Hatch transforms traditional tableware—from dinner plates to tea services—into items that, when not in use, decorate the domestic realm by being installed on the wall.