We are very excited to introduce Anne Butler, a maker who explores the act of making and the endless experimentation with the changing state of Parian porcelain; both in its raw and fired state. Our new website (we are writing in Autumn 2020) also gives our audience the opportunity to buy Anne’s work online. For our late summer bi-monthly edit, we present a series from Anne called Eclipse Vessels, which are inspired by the light and shadows cast in the urban environment.
The Eclipse vessels are inspired by the light and shadows cast in the urban environment. Abstract marks of coloured porcelain are transferred onto thin sheets of porcelain, which are then cut, layered, assembled. The translucent quality of porcelain evidences this making process and allows the shadows of layers to be seen. Many years in Asia has also influenced the work. The Japanese aesthetics and sentiments regarding natural transience, distortion and fallibility of material and process is evident in the work.
Shallow Eclipse Bowl
Anne Butler trained in Ceramics in the University of Ulster and the University of Wales in Cardiff and now works from her studio in Northern Ireland