Biography: Katie Braida

Katie Braida uses hand-building techniques to create individual works. This takes on a variety of forms, but experiments with more sculptural work often leads back to producing vessel forms. Katie enjoys the slow and relatively controlled process of coiling. It allows time for thinking and reacting to the material at different stages.

Currently working with a limited pallet of colours coming from a range of clays, under glazes and oxides creates a sense of coherence across the work. More recently she has started to glaze the interior of the vessel forms which contrasts the matt exterior.

Inspiration comes from within, and is a combination of experiences past which are allowed to influence the present.

Recent Exhibitions/Fairs

2015 Potfest in the Pens, Penrith

2015 Earth and Fire, Rufford Country Park

2014 Oxford Ceramics Fair

2014 Potfest in the Pens, Penrith

2014 North Yorkshire Open Studios

2014 Earth and Fire, Rufford Country Park

2013 Angela and Rosie, Scarborough

2013 NPA Christmas Exhibition, The New Schoolhouse Gallery, York

2013 Earth and Fire, Rufford Country Park

2013 North Yorkshire Open Studios

2013 Summer Exhibition, Saltbox Gallery

2013 Yorkshire Wolds Gallery

2013 Light Transformation, St James Community Arts Centre for Coastival

2013 Hafney Project Exhibition, Scarborough Hospital

2012 Yuletide Offerings, St James Community Arts Centre

2012 Sea Swim Artists Exhibition

2012 North Yorkshire Open Studios

Recent Commissions

2013 Ceramic Mural for Egton School

2013 Work for the main entrance and main corridor at Scarborough General Hospital

2007 Ceramic Mural for Childhaven Nursery