molly hatch portrait

Molly Hatch

Guest Artist - Current

Molly Hatch, b. 1978

Artist Molly Hatch’s singular focus on the domestic covers vast territory, as she is known for both for her large-scale ceramic art installations and a thriving home design studio. The artist received her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, followed in 2009 by a prestigious Arts/Industry residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. Hatch’s first major solo exhibition was at The Clay Studio, which led her to a design with Anthropologie, and later her own line of ethically produced design products. Concurrently, the artist developed her signature plate paintings—large scale, often site-specific installations of hand-glazed plates, which draw directly on historical patterning. A product of her own fascination with her family’s heirloom china, these have grown into works for museums including Atlanta’s High Museum and the Newark Museum. Hatch’s robust design studio produces home goods—especially ceramic dinnerware—that complement her one-of-a-kind studio works.

The artist returns to The Clay Studio for Making Place Matter with a series of monumental interpretations of china patterns drawn from Philadelphia’s history and her own heritage to convey new ways of understanding cultural memory.