In the past decade, the name Molly Hatch has become synonymous with contemporary ceramics. Hatch’s ceramic installations, inspired by historical decoration, have been exhibited and collected all over the world and garnered her a loyal and fervent following. Todd Merrill Studio has represented Hatch since 2013.
In 2013 Hatch had a solo museum exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance and was included in “New Blue and White,” a contemporary decorative arts exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In 2014, Physic Garden, a monumental 456-plate work, was installed at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta as well as Caughly Landscape, another installation commissioned by the museum and the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta. In 2016, the Clayarch Gimhae Museum in Korea exhibited a selection of wall installations by Hatch. Chronicle Books published Hatch’s first illustrated book of paintings in March of 2015 and September Publishing printed Hatch’s second major book of paintings and historic research titled “A Passion for China” in October 2017. In 2017 Hatch installed her largest museum commission to date at the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ. Commissioned by Chief Curator Ulysses Dietz, Hatch designed and executed a triptych of almost 600 plates for a wall installation for permanent installation titled Repertoire.
In 2019 Hatch was asked to be a part of Making Place Matter, a three person exhibition, symposium, and publication inaugurating the new building of Philadelphia’s The Clay Studio, made possible by a grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Hatch will create a new body of work for the exhibition centered around the concept of “Making Place Matter” through a pattern exploration of her personal heritage. The exhibition will open in 2021.
As Hatch works on a commission basis, custom designs may be requested.