Spend time making work, learning from Molly and getting away from it all with one of Molly’s in-person workshops!

Molly’s in-person workshops explore ways to approach surface decoration and its relationship to form in your ceramics. Molly typically begins by walking through basic surface design concepts and discusses ways to find your muse and harness inspiration. Learn how to source and translate 2-D patterns and images into both surface decoration and form. In addition to basic hard-slab construction, Molly’s workshops focus on learning a wide range of surface techniques on greenware and bisque ware that can be applied to most any ceramic surface.

Molly also teaches workshops in professional practices, drawing, painting and surface design. Please be in touch if you are interested in having Molly come teach near you!


“Molly was FABULOUS – so knowledagble regarding all possible nuances of each technique we covered…Although well-known for a particular style of ceramics, students were encouraged to create work with their personal visions and not just copy the motifs that are so emblematic of her style. [Molly] was really encouraging, positive, and enthusiastic…It has been an honor to be ia student of someone so devoted to her craft and truly in love with ceramic art.”
-Snow Farm workshop student

“I learned so much based on [not only] the technical and aesthetic aspects of the teqchniques themselves, but also how they could be incorporated into each stuent’s individual stylistic preferences.”

“[Molly] was very knowledgable, stimulating and fun!”

Archie Bray July 5-7, 2017

Pattern and Design in Clay
with Molly Hatch

Archie Bray Foundation
2915 Country Club Avenue
Helena, MT 59602
Phone: 406/443-350

July 5–7, 2017

Tuition $360 (includes $35 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15
Open to intermediate and advanced artists

By using primarily pattern, participants will learn techniques for activating all surfaces of an object, including techniques for transferring a two-dimensional drawing to three-dimensional clay objects. Molly Hatch will discuss and demonstrate her approach to ceramic design and share best practices when developing work for the design industry in this three-day hands-on workshop. Demonstrations will cover concepts for three-dimensional design and basic approaches to decoration. This workshop will best serve artists interested in developing surface design, a larger product line or expanding into industrial design.

Hatch will give a public artist talk on Wednesday, July 5 at 7:30 pm in the Bray Resident Center.

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