Baroque Garden, 2013
Limited Edition Plate
10 3/4" porcelain plate with onglaze decal. Edition of 25.
This edition of plates by Molly Hatch sources an 18th Century architectural garden plan that depicts a fictional aristocratic scene. In a play on the be-heading of Marie Antoinette, Hatch has split the image on the front and back of the plate. This edition is the artist's first use of decals on ceramics and is part of her continued interest in exercising drawing and painting concepts in the ceramic surface.
Born in 1978, the daughter of a painter and an organic dairy farmer, Molly Hatch's childhood was divided between physical labor, play and creating art. She studied drawing, printmaking and ceramics receiving her BFA at the Museum School in Boston in 2000. After ceramic residencies and apprenticeships in the US and abroad, Hatch received her MFA in ceramics at the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2008. Her career in ceramics has led to collaborations with institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Clark Art Institute as well as collaborations with design and industry through the development of a lifestyle brand carried by Philadelphia-based retailer Anthropologie and others. She has been a visiting faculty in the Ceramics Area at the Rhode Island School of Design since 2012. She makes her work from her home studio in Northampton, MA where she lives with her husband and daughter. Read more about Molly Hatch at CFile.