Bio


Yinka Orafidiya is a socially engaged ceramic artist based in Philadelphia, PA. She has exhibited at The Clay Gallery in Michigan, The Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery in New York, The Manchester Craftmenโ€™s Guild in Pittsburgh, The Woodmere Art Museum, and at various other locations around the Philadelphia area. In 2018, Yinka completed an advanced pottery intensive with master potters in Ghana West Africa and she has also participated in residencies at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works (Doylestown, PA), the International Ceramics Studio (Kecskemet, Hungary), and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (Newcastle, ME).

Yinka has been awarded two grants from the Leeway Foundation, a Multicultural Fellowship from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Independence Foundation, and a microgrant from Small But Mighty Arts and the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation. She currently sustains her studio practice at The Allens Lane Art Center where she also teaches and works as the assistant studio technician.