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Kathryn McBride

Biography to Display: 

Born 1950 New York, New York

Died 2012 Soquel, California

 

EDUCATION

1973 BA San Fransisco State University, San Francisco, California

1975 MA Ceramic Sculpture, San Fransisco State University, San Francisco, California

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1975 Instructor of Ceramics, West Valley College, Saratoga, California

1979 Instructor of Ceramics, Adult Education, Cabrillo College, Aptos, California

1982-1986 Instructor of Ceramics, San Francisco State University, San Fransisco, California

2002 Head of Ceramics Department, Cabrillo College, Aptos, California

 

BIOGRAPHY

Kathryn McBride is best known for small-scale hand-built porcelain or earthenware sculptures. Each piece tells a story, often leaving the viewer pondering the outcome. McBride’s work is highly detailed, and intricately decorated with underglaze often with no or very little overglaze.

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Public Collections to Display: 

Kamm Teapot Foundation

 

 

Typical Marks

Kathryn McBride signatures written in underglaze pencil. McBride only written on slip cast vases.

Kathryn McBride © Kathryn McBride – very small, written with underglaze pencil – sometimes painted on with underglaze

 

 

Chinese Basket Box
Date: 1986
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand-Built (Tinted porcelain.)
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Gift
Date: 1995
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, April 16, 2016, lot #146
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, April 16, 2016, lot #146
Photo: TMP

Citation: Lange, Hanna. "The Marks Project." Last modified January 8, 2024. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/mcbride-0