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Daphne Roehr Hatcher

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1976 BFA University of North Texas School of Visual Art, Denton, Texas

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

1976-1979 Apprenticeship Michael and David Leach, Devon, England

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Studio artist: Pine Mills Pottery, Mineola, Texas

BIOGRAPHY

Daphne Roeher Hatcher is known for functional wheel thrown and slab-built stoneware pottery, fired in a Bourry Box wood kiln. Surface techniques include ash and colored glazes. Hatcher’s Surface technique is characterized by controlled abstract colored glaze application.

In 1976, Hatcher and husband Gary Hatcher, traveled to England for artist apprenticeships, Gary to apprentice with Michael Leach in Devon, and Hatcher to work with a local weavers and fiber artists. Hatcher’s plans changed and she joined her husband and apprenticed with Michael Leach. This was the beginning of her career in pottery.

Upon return from England in 1979 the Hatchers established their pottery, Pine Mills Pottery, in Texas. In 1983 they built a 128 cubic foot Bourry Box kiln. This is a specific wood-kiln design, allows for slight ash glazing. Unlike traditional wood kilns, the ash glaze does not dominate the pottery surface. Later in 1987 a gas-fired 50 cubic foot car kiln was built for bisque and glaze firing. The work produced by the Hatchers was in the tradition of functional ceramics learned in apprenticeship, however, refined over many years Hatcher and wife Daphane developing their own refined functional wares.      

The Hatchers mixed their own stoneware clay body composed of nine ingredients including four clays from different mines of the Southern USA. Glazes were also formulated at the pottery. All pots are produced by the Hatcher’s hands.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Airlines Corporate Collection, Fort Worth, Texas

American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Pomona, California

Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

The Rosenfield Collection, Dallas, Texas

 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

“About Our Studio.” Pine Mills Pottery: Studio and Gallery. Last accessed Aug. 4, 2021. https://www.pinemills.com/about.html

Michaud, Joyce. “Gary and Daphne Hatcher: Creating a Cohesive Whole.” Ceramics Monthly, Feb. 2004, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p. 50-57.

Provinsal, Carrie. “Evolution at Pine Mills: Gary Hatcher and Daphne Roehr Hatcher.” Ceramics Arts and Perception, 1998, Issue 34, p. 40-42.

 

Website(s):

www.pinemills.com

Artist's Studio: Pine Mills Pottery

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

Two stamps next to each other. First, “DH” in a square or oval. Second, a stylized pine tree, of four horizontal lines, and a vertical line up the middle, in a square or oval. 

1985 - 1989
1999
Casserole
Date: 1985 - 1989
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.180, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.180, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
1985 - 1989
Photo: TMP
Skelter Teapot and lid
Date: 1999
Form: Teapot
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
American Museum of Ceramic Arts (AMOCA) - Gift of the American Ceramic Society_2004.2.445
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Arts (AMOCA) - Gift of the American Ceramic Society_2004.2.445
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
1999
Platter
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Covered Box
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Oval Plate
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Square Plate
Method: Slab Built, Drape Mold
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Platter
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 25, 2022. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/roehr-hatcher-0