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.