Anne Butler

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. In 2017 Anne became a member of Contemporary Applied Arts, London and in 2018 Anne received the Rosemary James Memorial Fund Award. Her work features in the collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and in the Irish Contemporary Ceramics Collection, The Hunt Museum, Limerick.

The current series of Eclipse vessels is 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 spent in Asia have also influenced the work. The Japanese aesthetics and sentiments regarding natural transience, distortion and fallibility of material and process are evident in the work.


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