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Constance McBride



Chester County

I work primarily with clay. It's made from minerals of the earth and it holds memories. It's malleable and I like to think we are too; not without conviction but flexible enough to ride the waves of change. I use porcelain, stoneware and paperclay, known for its versatility and adaptability during the building process. I hand build and slip dip pieces I create, and I slip dip bits of nature, found pieces of debris and fibrous objects. Many of the objects I use tend to hold meaning for me, like my grandmother's doilies or linens from my mother's closet. Sometimes other discarded objects and recycled metals make their way into a piece too.