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MCBRIDE, BUNNY
MCBRIDE, BUNNY
IOWA
I am a ceramist and have been for over 35 years. I. As a Montanan born and raised in the western end of the state, I began ceramics under Lyndon Pomeroy when he taught at Northern Montana College and finished my undergraduate degree under Francis Senska and Jesse Wilber at Montana State University worked for David Shaner at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena before he left for his present studio at Bigfork, Montana. After finishing graduate school at Alfred University, Alfred, New York, I began teaching ceramics in Iowa City, Iowa 1970. I have been teaching ceramics at the University of Iowa for the last thirty six years and am currently Chair of Ceramics. I still maintain strong ties to Montana.
The ceramics that I make is utilitarian, functional, and one of a kind. I make the clay body, glazes, do my own firing and marketing. My philosophy is to make the best work possible with personality that makes each piece meaningful to the purchaser and user. I don't make things that entertain, titillate, or mesmerize. I try very hard to make things that work well and add a down to earth positive quality to the life of the user.

Born 1938, Butte, Montana. M.F. A. in Ceramics Arts from Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

One-Person Exhibitions
2008
“Heartland Ceramics of Bunny McBride, Kristin Wigley-Fleming Gallery, Luther College, Decorah, IA, April 2 – May 18,
2004
Bunny McBride Ceramicist, Whitter Gallery, Storm Lake, Iowa
Gallery lecture with Exhibition at Whitter Gallery, Storm Lake, IA

Group Exhibitions
2007
Hand Held Drinking Vessels, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL
November 2 – December 1
Hand Held Drinking Vessels, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL Feb
2006
Permanent Collection Ceramic Study Room, University of Iowa Museum, Iowa City,
August
Significant Contributor to fundraiser for Permanent Ceramic Exhibition, University of Iowa Museum, August.
2005
Tour de Clay, shino platter in exhibition at Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore,
MD, Feb 19 to April 3, in Conjunction with National Conference of Education in
Ceramic Arts, ‘the’ national conference of Ceramic Educators/Artists
2004
Exhibition of Non wood fired ceramics, at Coe College, Cedar Rapids. IA
Finished CD-ROM of “Ancient Kiln Sites of China” for use by students of Ceramics and interested ceramists
"ECU Ceramics: People and their influences", North Carolina Pottery Center,
Seagrove, NC, Curated by Eastern Carolina University in conjunction with National Conference of Education in Ceramic Arts
“Just Pitchers”, vessels by Contemporary Ceramic Artists, Artworks Gallery,
Bozeman, Montana June
2003
"Just Bowls", Vessels by Contemporary ceramic Artists, Artworks Gallery, Bozeman, MT, June