Friday, December 10, 2010

Bloesem Gift Guide

Yay! My Red Tree Plates were featured in the Bloesem Gift Guide!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Lyons Wier Gallery

Join me on Sunday December 12th, from 12 to 2 pm, for a brunch reception at Lyons Wier Gallery for the show "In the Ceramics Studio" where my work will be on display!

The exhibition runs from Dec 10th, 2010 – Jan, 4th, 2011

Gallery hours:
Mon – Sat: 11am-7pm
Sunday: 12 - 6pm

Lyons Wier Gallery
175 Seventh Ave (@ 20th St.)
New York, NY 10011

Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Show and Sale

Please come visit my last Open Studio and Holiday Sale in New York!

I will be moving to Barcelona at the end of December! Please come by my studio on Saturday, December 4th, to shop for some holiday gifts and to bid me farewell.

There will also be many more studios open on the same floor for the Holiday Sale. Stay late and enjoy our show opening in the Gallery.

Place: Screwball Spaces - 183 Lorraine St. 3rd Floor, Studio #80, Brooklyn NY 11231
Time: December 4th, Holiday Sale (2 to 6pm), Gallery Opening Party (6 to 9 pm)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Art in Brooklyn

Yasha Butler Ceramics is featured on Art in Brooklyn!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Open Studio at Museum of Arts and Design

Please come visit me at the Musem of Arts and Design! I will be on the 6th floor every Sunday as a resident of the Open Studio Program producing my jewelry. You are invited to come by to watch me work and ask questions!!

Dates: Every Sunday from 11am to 5:30pm, September 12 to December 2nd, 2010
Address: Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle New York, NY 10019 tel 212.299.7777

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I was at home today trying to escape the heat-wave and finish up a new set of jewelry for IKSV Design.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Front Page

Yasha Butler Ceramics was on the front page of Etsy! Yay!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Work

I have been playing around with the idea of making a table setting. These are images of some test pieces.

Friday, June 11, 2010

A New Take on The Off-Circle Vessel

I am working on a new project!

I have been wanting to widen the lips of my Off Circle vessels. After a few unsuccessful trials of trying to construct these wide lipped bowls with the same method I had previously used, I decided to rethink my concept and technique. I realized that I wanted to create pieces that gave the sense of weight and heft, but in actuality were very light. Producing my Off Circle vessel as a double-walled form was the conclusion that I came to. Creating a vessel with double walls will give me the heavy look and light feel that I am going for. It will also solve my problem with constructing a wide lip. Hopefully...

Above are some images of the interior and exterior walls that I carved. I will create molds from these clay volumes, into which I will press thin slabs of clay.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Finishing The Bowl

...I continued carving the plaster. Once I achieved the shape that I had envisioned, I began to prep it for mold making. First, I applied three layers of a mixture of shellac and denatured alcohol. Secondly, I found the center line where the mold would come apart. Then finally, I built a clay wall up to this center line. After these steps I poured the plaster in two stages and created my beautiful mold!

After waiting a few days for the plaster mold to dry, I cast a bowl from it. Unfortunately, I was unhappy with the shape and volume of the resulting bowl. It lacked the flowing curves and delicate edges I was hoping to achieve.

It is now time to go back to the drawing board!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Beginning of a New Bowl

I have just begun working on a new line of slipcast forms. I thought it would be fun to document my design process from beginning to end. Above are images of where I have gotten so far.

First, I begin by sketching out my ideas. I make drawings on paper, as well as construct small clay models. When I have a general idea of the shape that I want, I pour a block of plaster. I make sure that this block has equivalent volume to the vessel that I have in mind . Once the plaster has set, I begin to carve it down. This part of the process always takes a long time. It is very labor intensive, but it is also the most exciting. Although I have a general idea of the bowl that I want to create, I allow myself the freedom to work from instinct. The outcome is always a bit of a surprise.

Stay tuned to see the final vessel...

Friday, March 5, 2010

American Craft Council Show in Baltimore

Thanks to everyone who came by my booth at the ACC show in Baltimore. It was a great show!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Poppies




Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Poppies

Poppytalk Handmade is preparing to launch "The Poppies" - their awards for the handmade community. If you enjoy my work please nominate me for the "favorite handmade ceramics" category. Here is the link where you can post your nomination directly in the comments. Feel free to also add other ceramic artists to this list:

thank you

xo yasha