Celia Brandao is a ceramic artist and educator. She’s originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil living and working in Toronto since 1990. She graduated from Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo and have an extensive background in commercial Graphic Design. Brandao has been creating functional and sculptural forms for the past thirty-five years. Known for her wood-fired pieces, Brandao incorporates a variety of techniques into her work. She runs the Ceramic Studio at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre since 1995 in addition to teaching at other studios.

Winner of multiple design awards, Brandao is published in three 500 series Lark Book publications and several international Ceramic Magazines. She has exhibited internationally in Canada, America and her native Brazil. 

Artist Statement

I have been creating functional and sculptural pottery for over thirty-five years. I love to design and am constantly exploring new forms looking for the beauty, balance, textures and surfaces.

I feel lucky to be part of such a great community of potters like the one I found in Canada.

Photo of Célia Z Brandão