1: An act of creation. The birth of an idea. The moment life begins.
2: To bring into being : To begin anew : To originate
\ ˈhach \
1: Earth, symbolically regarded as the source material of the human body.
2: A material that is plastic when moist but hard when fired, that is composed mainly of fine particles of hydrous aluminum silicates and other minerals, and that is used for brick, tile, and pottery
\ ˈklā \
HATCH & CLAY
Hatch & Clay is a small independent pottery and ceramics studio specializing in artisan quality handmade kitchenware and home decor. The company is owned and operated by husband & wife team, Phil & Breanna Hosticka out of their studio located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL.
I make the mugs you sip your hand-pressed (but probably Folgers) coffee from, the bowls that help you feed your kids (soap when they deserve it), and the planters that bring life to your home. I wanted to do something different with my life. After completing my associate's degree, I took a step back and took a look at my future and realized that there were so many things that I had never experienced.
So I decided to begin on a journey of pursuit of creative fulfillment and I discovered pottery. I found that, as difficult and tedious as it can be, I have never found a task that takes my mind away from the worries of life like being so focused on shaping and creating with my hands. It's a relief that I look forward to when I can't get my hands on it. To hatch a piece of the earth into something, that anyone can use to share a meal with their family, or enjoy a drink with their favorite person, or plant a seed to begin a new life...
That is where I found purpose.
That is Hatch & Clay.