Bernadette Curran holds a MFA from Ohio State University and a BFA from Pennsylvania State University. Bernadette has enjoyed teaching adults and children since 1995. She has received artist-in-residence fellowships from Chester Springs Studio, Baltimore Clayworks and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. She has been a visiting artist at Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina and continues to teach workshops and exhibit her work on a national level.
"The animal has been drawn to make and made to draw - the sum of which remains vaguely superimposed. What is captured are the bleary bits and fragments, the chance events and partly registered perceptions of a story. More often than not, I am an image thief - that is, of my own peripheral vision- responding to the crazy rhythms of the clay on the wheel, snapping away on impulse, and intuition. The coexistence between surface and form intrigues my two dimensional needs. The thrill of altering a pot out of the round creates a playful environment for barn animals to be personified, prompting unusual services at the table."