Mike Braisher

Clydesdale
Southampton Road
Lyndhurst
SO43 7BU
02380 28295

mikebraisher@hotmail.com

www.mikebraisherceramics.co.uk

I am self-taught and have potted as a pastime from an early age. Since taking early retirement from teaching several years ago this has become my main occupation. I enjoy making very large stoneware storage vessels, chargers, bowls and pitchers, usually decorated with tenmoku, chun and copper red glazes. I also produce a range of oven to tableware.

I now spend several months each year in New Zealand and have enjoyed visiting potters groups and many potter friends. I have done several demonstrations around the country and have been booked for another in 2014 at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters, Porirua.

Memberships
New Zealand Society of Potters
Southern Ceramic Group
Southwest Academy of Fine and Applied Arts [Academician]

Exhibitions
Autumn 2010: St Nicholas Hospital, Salisbury
Jul 2010: Twenty Twenty Gallery, Shropshire
Dec 2009: New Greenham Arts, Newbury
2010: The Gallery, Jealous Holding, Hampshire
2009: Crewyard Gallery, Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham
Crafts at Bovey Tracy
Autumn Solo Exhibition, Artspace
LP Annual Open Exhibitions, Morley Gallery, London
Solo Exhibition, St Nicholas Hospital, Salisbury
Summer Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Rarefinds, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

Residencies
Potter in residence, Driving Creek Railway and Potteries, Coromandel, New Zealand

Prizes and Awards
Southwest Academy of Fine and Applied Arts
2009: Visitors’ Vote, LP Annual Open Exhibition, Morley Gallery
2009: Best thrown exhibit, LP Annual Open Exhibition, Morley Gallery
2006: Best thrown exhibit, LP Annual Open Exhibition, Morley Gallery

Galleries and outlets
Bettles Gallery, Ringwood
Forge Gallery, Walberton
Verandah Gallery, Oxford.
Crewyard Gallery, Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham

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