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.

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