Mike Braisher is a self-taught potter, having potted as a pastime from an early age. Since taking early retirement from teaching many years ago, this has become his main occupation.
Mike enjoys making very large stoneware storage vessels, chargers, bowls and pitchers, usually decorated with tenmoku, chun and copper red glazes.
He also produces a range of oven-to-tableware.
He spends several months each year in New Zealand, when possible. There he enjoys visiting potters’ groups and has numerous potter friends. He has done many demonstrations around the country and spent time as an Artist in Residence at Driving Creek Railway and Potteries in the Coromandel.
Mike is a member of London Potters, New Zealand Potters and a Life Member of Southern Ceramic Group. He is also an Academician of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts.
Mike has demonstrated at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and, recently, in France.
Several pieces of his work have been auctioned at Bonhams in Knightsbridge.