Loretta Braganza Ceramics
Originally trained in Mumbai where I studied for a BA in English and Graphic design concurrently. I went on to study Ceramics and sculpture and started working professionally when I was awarded a Crafts Council setting-up grant.
Handbuilt sculptural forms are linked by deceptively simple surface patterning. The linear decorative technique is constantly evolving using coloured slip and underglaze colours.
My work has been exhibited in mixed and solo shows nationally and internationally and is included in many prestigious public and private collections including the Duke of Devonshire’s collection at Chatsworth and at York Art Gallery, York.
I am a Fellow of the CPA and on the Crafts Council Index of selected Makers.
ceramic body architecture
hampi - a spiritual journey
the twelve apostles
a sensory journey
Here are some extracts of comments by collectors of my work
“I began collecting Loretta’s sculptural ceramics probably over 20 years ago. The first pieces were - a triptych from the ‘Elemental Vessels’ series.
As a gallerist I sell ceramics but there is no way I will ever part with this trio. They give me endless pleasure each time I look at them. Since then I have extended my collection of Loretta’s work to include about a dozen more.
She is one of the few artists whose work I covet - it is always a ‘must have’ reaction’’
Ruth Corman, Corman Arts, London
“I first encountered Loretta Braganza's work at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 2005.
I still don't know whether it was the shapes or the colours or the textures that stopped me in my tracks – literally - probably a combination of them all plus the thrill of discovering something, objects that I knew I would always love and treasure and enjoy.
I spent a long time walking up and down that shallowly stepped gallery, looking and admiring and, I am afraid, longing for possession of some of these works.
The admiration I had then for these pieces and their creator has grown with further exposure to Braganza's work and I have followed her new ideas with equal admiration.
The pleasure of observing the work, of several different stages in Braganza's career, of seeing them in different light and in different surroundings increases with familiarity’’
Duke of Devonshire, KCVO CBE DL