Originally from Manhattan, Kansas, Wynne Wilbur recently retired from a professor position at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, where she worked for 17 years, teaching ceramics and art education. Before that she taught high school art in Baldwin City, Kansas. Wynne holds degrees from the University of Florida (MFA, 2001), Emporia State University (KS) (MA,1980) and Bethany College (KS) (BA, 1976).
Wynne has had images of work selected for a number of publications including Masters, Earthenware (Lark Books, 2010) where she was featured as one of 38 international artists working in the earthenware firing range, The Penland Book of Ceramics (Lark Books, 2003), The Glaze Book, (Krause Publications, 2002), Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface, (KP Books, 2004), and a number of collections in the 500 Series published by Lark books including, The Best of 500 Ceramics, 500 Tiles, 500 Pitchers, 500 Plates and Chargers, 500 Cups, and 500 Bowls.
Wynne retired in 2019 and has since lived in Estes Park, Colorado, working out of her garage and small indoor studio, and enjoying the inspiration of the mountains. The imagery of her current work derives mostly from original photos taken from the surrounding beauty of this magnificent place. In particular, she is interested in the textures and contrast of aspen bark, and the wildflowers that are found in the area.
Wynne’s work is currently displayed in the Strecker, Nelson, West Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas.