Kimberly McBride, ceramic artist, finds ceramics to be a forgiving medium and part of the reason she enjoys it. She is inspired to try new ways of creating without the worry that there is only one way to do something. She hand builds, as well as throws on a wheel - gravitating to texture and color. With hand building, she loves the challenge of design and implementation. With wheel throwing, Kimberly works quite the differently by concentrating on the form, while minimizing texture. At times, she adds hand building to a thrown piece to "have a little fun and mix things up."
While Kimberly graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA degree in art education, ceramics wasn't a medium she explored at the time. A move to South Carolina encouraged her to take some art classes, including a ceramics class at the USC art department. She was hooked on clay from then on. Kimberly currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin, where she creates hand built pieces from her home studio. Additionally, she throws, fires and teaches at Higher Fire Clay Studio in Madison.