Loretta Braganza lives and works in York, having come to the UK as a young child, from the vibrant city of Mumbai. Her work frequently explores the interactions between earth, air, fire and water and relates to a deeply felt sense of place. They embody too, countless narratives, geographies and timeframes – all waiting to be discovered by the onlooker. Talking about her work, Braganza explains that the sculptural forms she uses distil and fuse other art practices that make up part of her journey as a ceramicist. A lifelong passion for Indian dancing manifests itself in the choreography of the ‘groups and related shapes’ which frequently appear. The use of rhythmic surface patterning stems from a background in textile design whilst her Fine Art training reveals itself in the painterly methods that she exploits.
Braganza has exhibited widely across the UK, and her work is held in many prestigious public and private collections here and further afield, most notably York Art Gallery and CoCA and the Duke of Devonshire's collection at Chatsworth.
Visit her website at: www.braganzaceramics.com