Constance McBride, Love Mask (no. 16), 2020. Ceramic; Under Glazes, Clear Glaze, Wood Cradle Frame back, 6" x 6" x 1.5" inches.
Constance McBride writes of her work, As time marched on in 2020, I needed to use more color in my work to cope. My Love Masks and Flower Dishes are composed of hand drawn images painted with under glazes on hand built ceramic tiles and dishes. The tiles are mounted to a cradle frame for hanging. A clear glaze is added to the dishes prior to the final firing; they can be used functionally or decoratively.
With ceramic sculpture and functional works, Constance McBride explores issues most experienced by women with a focus on aging and memory. Notable exhibitions include an upcoming solo at Tubbs Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, DE, the inaugural Clay Houston Biennial at the Jung Center in Houston, TX, Craft Forms at Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA, The Clay Studio National in Philadelphia, PA and Beyond the Brickyard at Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT. Currently living and working just outside of Philadelphia, she teaches classes at Clay on Main in Oley, PA. McBride earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arcadia University, Glenside, PA.