Alexandra is a potter and educator living in Oakland, California. She grew up in Virginia and studied Sculpture & Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University, but her relationship with clay began after moving to the Bay Area in 2012.

She creates functional ceramics that are intended for everyday use, primarily thrown on the wheel and fired in gas reduction kilns. She is drawn towards minimalist forms that embody a connection to the earth, celebrating the raw material or the firing process. She is currently in the process of learning about atmospheric firing and experimenting with integrating local materials into her work. She also teaches art at an elementary after-school program in San Francisco and is a member at The Potter’s Studio in Berkeley.

Email for commissions or wholesale inquiries. 


instagram: @alexandrabarao



Bay-Made - Oakland, CA
Morningtide - Albany, CA
Tunnel Records + Beach Goods - San Francisco, CA
Succulence - Bernal Heights, SF, CA
Home/Work - Santa Cruz, CA