Collection: Yael Braha

Seagrove, NC

Born in Italy and a daughter of refugees from North Africa, Braha was raised in Italy in a visually abundant environment that shaped her love for composition, aesthetics, and visual arts. She received a BA in graphic design from the European Institute of Design (Rome), and a MFA in cinema from San Francisco State University. Her past multidisciplinary background informs her recent focus on ceramic work. Braha creates functional ceramics with bold and stylized surface patterns which feature tessellations, optical, and geometrical illusions. The way that patterns are framed within a form, where they are cut, assembled, and overlapped, alludes to the process of film editing. In 2021, she was awarded the Multicultural Fellowship Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).