Sumiko Braithwaite

Pottery

Sumiko Braithwaite

My name is Sumiko Braithwaite. I have had a love affair with all art forms since I was a teenager. I was born in Kumamoto, Japan, amd began studying fine arts while still in High School. I traveled to Italy in 1958 and studied under local artists there. I was married while in Naples and put my artistic endeavors on hold while I raised my family. Besides my four years in Italy, I lived in Washington, D.C., Honolulu, HI and finally settled in San Diego, CA. I became serious with art as a student at Miramar College where I received an AA degree in Fine Art. I attended a class in clay at Mesa College and found my calling. At Mesa I studied ceramics, sculpting and glaze technology under Dr. John Conrad. Dr. Conrad is a world famous author and a Master Potter. I create unique "Double Wall" pottery in a style that is definitely all my own. Examples of my work can be found in many private collections worldwide. Sumiko is a member of Ceramic Artists of San Diego, San Diego Art Institute, Spanish Village Art Association, Shelter Island Art Association, San Diego Art Mart and Coronado Art Association.

Samples of artist's work below. Click image for a larger view.