Author Archives: Wynne Wilbur

About Wynne Wilbur

Wynne has taught ceramics at Truman State University since 2002. Before that, she was a graduate student in ceramics at the University of Florida, and before that she was a high school art teacher in Kansas. Anything before that is ancient history and has faded from memory (mostly). Wynne was on sabbatical in 2012-13 where she did a residency at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China for a month, made a boat load of work, and ended with a residency at Red Lodge, Montana.

ceramics journey

I have been working with clay since I took my first ceramics class in high school in 1971. I studied ceramics and art education (BA) in the ’70s at Bethany College, taught elementary art for two years, got an MA in art¬†at Emporia State University, had my first “big adventure” living and sailing in the Caribbean for about 6 months, taught high school art for 15 years, then went to the University of Florida in my ’40s to get my MFA (my second “big adventure”). I am now teaching at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. It’s been a pretty great journey and there is certainly more to discover.

The work on these pages is from a variety of times and experiences. Since 1998 I have been working with a majolica glaze (an opacified white glaze) on terra cotta. I Paint with ceramic colorants on this raw, white glaze which is then fired to cone 03 (about 2000 degrees F.)