Molly Hatch's plate paintings look like mosaics of decorative china designs that hang on your wall. Each plate in Hatch's collection carries a painting that's beautiful in its own right, but it also makes up part of a bigger picture. The work together as mosaic tiles. From a distance, you can grasp the overall concept, but up close, you can appreciate the individual contributions of each “tile” – or dish.
Hatch varies plate sizes and shapes to give her collections a whimsical feel. She favors floral, tribal and Colonial-style patterns.
Hatch says that her wholesome New England upbringing guided her into pursuing ceramic art for her career. “Born in 1978, the daughter of a painter and an organic dairy farmer, my childhood was divided between physical labor, play and creating art,” she says. The artist is now based in Northamptom, Massachusetts.