PRETTY FLOURS IN THE PRESS
DEERING SQUIRREL, Studio Visit with Molly Thompson, July 2016
BOSTON GLOBE, Insider, Dish Towels Made to Be Used and Admired, October 2016
2018 MAINE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE, created by Knack Factory & Might and Maine, November 2017
The design of each of my towels and table linens is inspired by nature and by my verve for color and for functional objects representative of good design. Each linen is unique - individually printed using a process that begins with carving my drawings onto a pliable rubber surface which is mounted on wood to create a stamp.
I then hand paint the stamp again and again to create printed impressions that mirror gardens, both real and imagined. The fabrics I print on are made of natural fibers and the paints are food safe and heat set, to withstand rigorous use and repeated washing. - Molly Thompson
ABOUT ME: I live and create in Portland, Maine. I am grateful to be the mother of three creative children who grew up to be kind and resourceful adults and to be sharing my life with a husband who supports me in all my pursuits.
After enjoying a long career in early childhood education, publishing community based parenting magazines in New York, Connecticut and Maine; and working as a marketing director and graphic designer, I am very happy to be working full-time from my attic studio.
ABOUT MY SIGNATURE CHOP: (because so many people ask)
Everything I make is signed with my hand-carved chop. At it's center are my initials – MAT. The two parallel lines at the bottom left symbolize my two sons, the mark in the upper right my daughter, and the square enclosing the whole thing represents the support from family and friends that enables me to pursue creative endeavors.