A native of Philadelphia, PA, Constance McBride relocated to the Southwest in 2002 and for 16 years, observations of the desert made a transformative impact on her practice. Her work has been supported by grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Phoenix Art Museum's Contemporary Forum. It has been exhibited at Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art (AZ), Las Cruces (NM) Museum of Art, San Angelo (TX) Museum of Art and Phoenix (AZ) Art Museum. McBride’s work has been featured in publications including Ceramics Now, Yahoo News, Visual Art Source, and Paperclay Art and Practice by Rosette Gault.
She earned a BA from Arcadia University, Glenside, PA. Current affiliations include World Academy for the Future of Women’s Give Voice to Women Through the Arts program where she has been a resident artist/facilitator at Sias University in Xinzheng, China.
My practice is inspired by nature and the human form. I work with clay. It's malleable and I like to think we are too; not without conviction but flexible enough to ride the waves of change. We continue to add strata to our lives. I think about these layers while investigating the changes we experience over time.