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Kimberly S. McBride

Kimberly S. McBride

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor's of art degree in art education.  The first time I took a ceramics class at the University of South Carolina I fell in love with clay.  I learned to throw on the wheel but loved the challenge of hand building!  After working with many creative artistic outlets over the years, I have eventually found my way back to clay.

I love that clay provides limitless possibilities to create form and texture.  It is those characteristics that I am drawn to.  How far can you bend and shape before the clay says enough!  How many different ways and means can you add texture?I find it so satisfying to work with chldren who find similar joy in working a piece of clay.  I love knowing that this substance from the earth can be manipulatd in multiple ways.  You can create something that is simply functional or quite the opposite but both speak of a history that goes far back in time, and yet has evolved foward in such creative ways!  I am glad I found my way back to this amazing medium!