Alexandra is a potter and educator living in Oakland, California. Originally from Virginia, she studied Sculpture & Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her relationship with clay began shortly after moving to the Bay Area in 2012. 

She creates functional wares that are intended for everyday use. Working with high-fire stoneware in gas reduction kilns, she is drawn towards minimalist forms that maintain an earthy feel. She recently took a workshop at Penland School of Crafts in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where she had the opportunity to create work and fire it in the wood and soda kilns. She is a member at The Potter’s Studio in Berkeley.

Email for commissions or wholesale inquiries. 


instagram: @alexandrabarao



Tunnel Records + Beach Goods - Outer Sunset, SF, CA
Needles & Pens - Mission District, SF, CA
Succulence - Bernal Heights, SF, CA
Bay-Made - Oakland, CA
Morningtide - Albany, CA
Traveler - Pacifica, CA
The Makery - Mill Valley, CA