Molly Hatch creates clay works ranging from ambitious installations to impeccably crafted tableware. Her work borrows from historical influences in fabric and ceramics and remixes them with an insightful eye to contemporary living. Her 2011 solo show at MudFire is focused on her exquisite blue tableware. The clear lines of both form and patterns are crisp updates on ceramic history, thoughtfully balanced by subtle organic elements such as slight throwing rings or a hint of glaze movement. Simply perfect in our opinion.
Work will post in preview mode by June 6, and will be available for puchase starting 10:00 am on Saturday, June 11, 2011.
Molly Hatch earned an MFA in ceramics at the University of Colorado and was honored with the distinguished Arts/Industry Residency at The John Michael Kohler Arts Center. She currently teaches at Holyoke Community College, is a full-time studio artist, and designs fabrics, jewelry, prints, and more. Her work is exhibited nationally at top ceramics venues, and found in the collections of Mick Jagger, Kate Winslet, and several museum and university collections.
Molly's primary focus is as a ceramic artist and designer. Her work draws from historical influences in print, ceramics, fonts, and furniture. She invigorates this subject matter for modern living with contemporary influences including tattoo, graffiti, indie song lyrics, and more. Molly is known for her ambitious installations, innovative design, and constant evolution.
Her solo show at MudFire presents an in-depth and focused look at a particular segment of her work . . . eminently functional objects for everyday use and adoration, graced in blue. These forms range from simple French juice cups to ornate bread plates to a masterful centerpiece cake stand. Her work is thrown and handbuilt in porcelain, with toile and blue chintz-style decorations using the mishima technique.
MudFire is also excited to present new items from Molly's recent design adventures, including paper flower cut-outs and aprons in her distinctive voice. Topping off the exhibit, Molly includes several significant covered jar pieces.