Inspired Surfaces: Surface Design for Ceramics with Molly Hatch Workshop


Sunday, May 12, 2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Inspired Surfaces with Molly Hatch


Inspired Surfaces: Surface Design for Ceramics 

May 12, 11am-5pm

$85 non-members, $65 members (including CCSC members)

In this one-day workshop, we will explore ways to approach surface decoration and its relationship to form in your ceramic object making. Begin by walking through surface design concepts and discussion around inspiration and ways to find your muse–from the museum to the internet. Observe how to source and translate 2-D patterns and images into both surface decoration and form. In addition to hard-slab construction, this workshop will demonstrate a wide range of surface techniques Molly uses on both her design work and her one-of-a-kind artwork.

Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle
Clay Art Center members are invited to join Molly for a lecture at the First Congregational Church of Old Greenwich on Monday, May 13th, at 1pm, for $20 (free for CCSC members). If you are a non-member of either organization there will be a $25 fee.

Techniques covered apply to all types of kiln firings and temperature ranges. You will go home with a goody bag of tools,  instructional handouts regarding glaze recipes, material resources and step-by-step descriptions of some techniques demonstrated.

About Molly Hatch

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

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, New York 10573
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Times: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Presenter: Clay Art Center
Presenter Phone: 914-937-2047
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