Born in 1978, the daughter of a painter and an organic dairy farmer, my childhood was divided between physical labor, play and creating art. I studied drawing and ceramics receiving my BFA at the Museum School in Boston between 1996 and 2000 when I left Boston to work with potter Miranda Thomas in Vermont. After several ceramic residencies in the US and West Indies, I worked towards my MFA in ceramics at the University of Colorado in Boulder from 2005-2008. In 2009, I was awarded the prestigious Arts/Industry Residency in the Pottery at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin.
Currently I work from my home studio in Northampton MA where I live with my woodworker husband Oliver Hatch and our daughter Camilla. I am a writer and an artist-designer, creating everything from fabric patterns, furniture, jewelry, prints, pen and ink drawings and paintings in addition to my primary career as a ceramic artist-designer. My work is heavily inspired by historic trends in fabric, font, ceramics and furniture re-mixed with a contemporary scale, palette and sense of humor. My use of text is often appropriated directly from hip-hop and indie song lyrics, text messages and collected colloquiums.
— Molly Hatch