issue #21 cover girl Molly Hatch

Issue #21's cover artist, Molly Hatch, is an award-winning ceramicist from Northampton, Massachusetts, whose work ranges from plate paintings to notecards. Her beautiful creations are sold at Anthropologie, Galison, and Chronicle Books. Molly's ceramic painting Lyon Silk: Grid was perfect for the cover of our form, function and ornamentation issue as she effortlessly blends decoration and purpose.

Molly studied painting, drawing, printmaking, and ceramics at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and in 2000, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Eight years later, Molly obtained a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics at the University of Colorado. In 2009, Molly was awarded the Arts/Industry Residency in Pottery at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin.

photo by Mike Jensen

photo by Mike Jensen

In February, at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Molly presented Physic Garden, a "plate painting" comprised of 456 dinner plates that reached two stories high! Physic Garden is currently installed in the Museum's Margaretta Taylor Lobby. You can watch the installation of Molly's two-year project here

Molly has some upcoming events that we would like to share with you: 

Lyon Silk: Grid, Issue #21's cover piece will be exhibited at the Spring Masters 2014 at the Park Avenue Armory opening May 1-4.

On April 30, Ben Carter, the host of Red Clay Rambler podcast will be airing an hour-long interview with Molly about. You can listen to the podcast here. 

Also, Molly is currently working on a collaboration project that will be released mid-summer with Chasing Paper, a removable wallpaper company based in New York City. 

Be sure to follow Molly on twitterfacebook, and Pinterest as her career continues to blossom!