Monday, December 21, 2009

Porcelain Jewelry

The photographs that I take of my ceramics are an extension of the work itself. I try to create vignettes that embody the concept of the pieces. This photo collage is a mini story of my jewelry.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts


I would like to announce that my work can now be found at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts - Alternatives Museum Shop!

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
www.thedcca.org

Monday, October 19, 2009

Brooklyn Clay Artists





Maybe it is selective consciousness (or whatever you may call it), but since moving into my new studio in Brooklyn I have come across many other Brooklyn ceramic artists. So, I decided to start a list of these artists whose work I really love. Please feel free to add to this list in the comments section.

The first three artists on my list are:
Alyssa Ettinger Designs, May Luk Ceramics and kg +ab

Click on the images above or names themselves to get to their websites.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Brooklyn Studio




# 80 (my new studio) is all set up and I have even started producing! On the table is my first batch of Bone series jewelry that will be shipped off in a day to Tilde in Portland, Oregon.

I am signing up for a Red hook/Carroll Gardens area open studio tour on October 24th. Please come by to see the studio in person! I am located in Screwball Spaces at 183 Lorraine Street, 3rd Floor, Studio 80.

For more info about the open studio tour visit brooklynstudiotour.com

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Website!!


At last!!!! My website is up and running!! I get to check one more thing off the "to do" list. Hurray!!

Please let me know what you think!

www.yashabutler.com

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Brooklyn Studio!!!

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After taking a whole summer off, I am moving into my very own studio! I still have to paint the floor, assemble the shelves, buy a wheel and get some additional lighting. Hopefully, it will all be done in two weeks. I can't wait !!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Art Star Craft Bazaar 2009


Participating in Art Star Craft Bazaar was my final goodbye to Philadelphia. Thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth!

On to new adventures in New York...

Monday, May 25, 2009

The New York Times


For all of you out there who enjoy working with your hands and sometimes wonder why, here is a great article from The New York Times that explains the "why?":
The Case for Working With Your Hands
by Matthew B. Crawford

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tilde


I just sent my jewelry to Tilde, an amazing little shop in Portland, Oregon. If any of you live in Portland, please pay a to visit to Tilde and let me know how it all looks!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Poppytalk Handmade



Visit the new Mother's Day and Kid's Market on Poppytalk Handmade for some beautifully crafted gifts! I had been adoring this online market for months. Finally, I decided to take the plunge and join the fun. Please visit my booth too (if you can pull yourself away from all the other ones!)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Twitter


I have just set up my twitter site. If you would like to keep track of my updates please feel free to follow me at:

http://twitter.com/yashabutler

Saturday, February 21, 2009

How to Etsy


This is a great post about setting up your own Etsy shop. Everyone who is too intimidated to take the plunge should read this post! There are also some great tools for seasoned sellers like an Excel spreadsheet for keeping track of sales and inventory, and links to a couple packaging companies.

Thanks to Design Sponge and Abigail for creating this post!

Featured Seller


Thank you Etsy for making me a Featured Seller and thank you to everyone who has visited my shop and read my interview!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Taking Photos



I have spent the day photographing work for my Etsy store. Here are a few shots of my makeshift photo studio. It is a very cheap setup, but it works for me. If you are interested in creating a similar lightbox all you need is a large cardboard box, a piece of thick white paper (or whatever color you would like for the background), vellum and a 100W incandesecent bulb.

Cut off the top flaps of the box and tape together the bottom ones. Turn the box, so that the top opening is facing you. Cut out the right, left and top of the box, leaving an edge along the sides to attach the vellum (translucent paper). Cut the vellum to fit over the openings and attach with glue, tape or whatever. Cut the thick white paper (or any other color you would prefer) to fit the interior dimensions of the box. Attach the edge of the paper to the top back of the interior of the box. Let the paper flow foward, this will give you a smooth transition between back and bottom. You can shine your 100W bulb through the right, left or top vellum window.

If your object is too big to fit in the lightbox you can take pictures directly on a table top. Make sure the table is similar in color to the wall. My table and wall are both white, but if you'd like you can use a large piece of thick paper that can be drapped like in the lightbox. Hang a piece of vellum infront of your bulb to soften the light. Now you have a simple photo studio all of your own!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

More inspiration from London


I had come across Ruth Tomlinson's jewelry on a previous visit to London and I saw her work again on the Design*Sponge blog. Now this is a whole new level of porcelain jewelry.

Note to self: you have much more to learn and much more to strive for!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Inspiration from London





I was in London over the new year visiting my sister. I walked by a few galleries with very inspirational work. Above are some images that I wanted to share with you. The first image is of work by Anne Kyyrö Quinn, who creates amazing surface treatments with colored felt. Unfortunately I don't know the artist who created the beautiful porcelain and glass light fixtures, but it is worth researching. The last image is of "The Wheel", a shop where Sotis Filippides sells his own gorgeous ceramics. It is worth a visit to this store just to see his textured black glaze.