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Bunny McBride

Biography to Display: 

Born April 8, 1938, Butte, Montana

Died March 2, 2021, Cape Coral, Florida



1965 BS Art and Design, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 

1970 MS Fine Arts, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York 



1952-1957 US Army  

1977-2010 Professor, The University of Iowa School of Art & Art History, Iowa City, Iowa 

McBride Pottery, Iowa  



Bunny McBride is known for wheel-thrown functional pottery and formulated his own clay bodies, both porcelain and stoneware. Pieces are most often glazed with his uniquely formulated glazes, then high fired.  He used a wide range of forms and glaze techniques 

Bunny McBride studied with Lyndon Pomeroy at Northern Montana College and then with Frances Senska and Jesse Wilber at Montana State University.  

Throughout his career at Iowa State, McBride performed research and exploration of ancient kiln sites in China and Korea. He exhibited and demonstrated widely and was an influential teacher. 




Bibliography to Display: 

Illian, Clary. A Potter's Workbook. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2012.




Center for CraftCenter For Craft



AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art


Typical Marks

Line drawing of tree, stamped, used for at least 24 years. 

Soap Dish
Date: 1980
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand-Built, Slab-Built
Dimensions: 5.3 x 10.4 inches
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of  Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.264
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.264
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Teapot with Bamboo Handle
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Christina Fugate Collection
Photo: TMP
Christina Fugate Collection
Photo: TMP

Citation: Clark, Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified April 17, 2023.