Alexandra is an artist who creates functional ceramics in Berkeley. 
Originally from Virginia, she studied Sculpture & Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University, receiving her BFA in 2010. Her relationship with clay began after moving to the Bay Area in 2012.

She is drawn to the meditative physicality of the process, as well as the idea of creating artworks as vessels for everyday use. Her palette is a reflection of the California landscapes that surround and inspire her  --- the deep blues of the Pacific on a clear day, the red-brown of long dirt roads, shallow turquoise coves in Big Sur, pale green desert sagebrush, and banks of fog along the coast.



instagram: @alexandrabarao



Tunnel Records + Beach Goods - Outer Sunset, SF, CA
Bay-Made - Oakland, CA
Traveler - Pacifica, CA
Secession Art & Design - Bernal Heights, SF, CA
The Makery - Mill Valley, CA



Bay Area Craft Collective
The Good Craft
Slate & Stone Jewelry
Tamiko Sidore
Sparnicht Ceramics
Ashe Ceramics
Artnok A
Bathing Culture
Ellie Christmas
Natalia Villalobos
Grace Rosario Perkins
Rebekah Erev
José Luis Íñiguez
Jamie Felton
Holy Sponge