Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Sale Event

I will be selling my vessels and porcelain jewelry from December 14th to 17th at "Bulusma III" in Istanbul.  Come by grab a cup of tea, meet the artists behind the work, and do some fun holiday shopping!

Place: Bobbin - Teşvikiye Bostan Sokak (Karakol Sokak) No:13/3, Kat:2, Nişantaşı, Istanbul
Tel: 0212 260 06 82
Date: 14-17 Aralık (December) 2011
Time: 11:00 - 19:00

Thursday, November 17, 2011

How I take my photos

If there are any of you out there wandering how to create a cheap photo studio, this is how I do it:

On the left hand side I use two adjustable desk lamps with 100W incandescent bulbs.  One doesn't seem to give enough light for me.  I guess I could use one higher wattage light, but this is what I had on hand.

In front of the lamps I put a screen that diffuses the light (this is very important!!).  I use a previously unused silk-screen, but you could also tape some translucent paper to an old frame or to the lamp itself (just be careful the lamp doesn't get to hot!)

On the right hand side I use a large white sketch pad to reflect the light into the areas that would otherwise have a dark shadow.  A better alternative would be a large piece of foam-core, but the pad seems to work fine.

Lastly, to create a seamless background I use a long piece of white paper (I actually used some tracing paper that was sitting around, but plain white paper would be much better!).  Just attach the paper to the wall and let it drape down all the way to the front of the table creating a smooth curve.

It's that simple!

I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any photo tips of your own!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Etsy Store

My online Etsy store is open again!! To celebrate this Re-opening I am giving a 10% discount to all my Facebook Fans!  Just go to my Facebook page Yasha Butler - Ceramics + Design, become a fan and pick up the coupon code.  The code is good until November 30th, so act quick!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

In the Studio

Transforming grey porcelain pieces that just came out of the kiln into earrings. This process always takes longer than I expect!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

In The Studio


I am working on getting together a jewelry order for The IKSV Design Shop and my own Etsy Store.  This is a pre-firing image of some of the ceramic pieces I finished this weekend.  If you know my work you will recognize the white, grey and black pieces from my Bone line that will soon become earrings and necklaces.  The not so recognizable pieces on the right are part of my new line! They will fire to a beautiful dark chocolatey brown.  Stay tuned for the finished work!