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Lithic Sculptural Vessels

February 6, 2019

The Lithic Collection is a series of sculptural ceramic vessels. They are modern pots that have an ancient feel, as if they have recently been dug up from the earth.  They are beautiful statement pieces and conversation starters that infuse a sense of poetry into an interior.  The clean lines and minimal aesthetic allow the Lithic Collection to feel equally at home placed on a simple wooden table or in the lobby of a hotel.

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  1. MINDY GRAY says:

    I am wondering if your art bowls can be used to serve food. Also wondering if you do dinner plates.

    • Yasha Butler says:

      Hi Mindy,
      These bowls from the Lithic Collection are created to be sculptural objects and are not safe to serve food. However the bowls from my Mediterranean Collection have a food safe glaze 🙂

  2. Derek Gruen says:

    Hi,

    Can these bowls be used as planters for small house plants ?

    • Yasha Butler says:

      Hi Derek,
      These bowls are created as sculptural art pieces and are not designed to function as planters (ie they do not have drainage holes etc.). I have not tested this myself, but you could put a potted plant into the vessel. I hope that answers your question!

  3. PCPPH says:

    Hello, can I use this picture as a banner background picture?

    • Yasha Butler says:

      Hi, could you please give me more information about how you plan to use the image. I usually only allow people to use my images if they are directly talking about the work, as in a blog post etc.
      Thanks so much!!

  4. Verónica Pereira says:

    Hi Yasha:
    I really liked your Litic Collections, and I d like to ask you what type of enamel did you use and what colors?
    I”ve been studyng in a workshop for 3 months and I really like yor results .
    Lots of greetings

    • Yasha Butler says:

      Hi Veronica,
      Lovely to hear that you have been exploring clay for the last 3 months. I hope you continue 🙂
      I use a natural pigment wash on the surface of my Lithic Vessels. It is a mixture of a melting agent and mineral oxides. I prefer neutral colors, but if you prefer more vibrant colors you can always experiment with Mason Stains. My finishes are all a result of experimentation, sometimes I find the most interesting finish by accident. I’d recommend that you just play around and experiment and see what you come up with!!
      Have fun,
      Yasha

  5. Jennifer says:

    How do you create your pieces? Are these all coil hand built or do you throw them on a wheel? I am new to pottery and trying out new things, I just love this look as it reminds me of the pieces I saw at old ruins in Iran. Thanks.

    • Yasha Butler says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      Welcome to the amazing world of pottery! I’m sure you’ll discover that there are so many ways that you can create work out of clay. I create all my work through hand building. I used to throw on the wheel, but I don’t anymore. I’d recommend trying as many different techniques as you can. My best discoveries always come from trial and error.
      I’m so happy that my vessels reminded you of pieces that you saw at old ruins in Iran, because that is exactly the feeling that I want to capture!!
      Best,
      Yasha

  6. Hello
    We are a design outdoor furniture manufacturier called Tribu
    I am the stylist for the brand And I am always looking for nice objects for fotoshoots etc
    I am very interested in your sculptures
    Where can I see your whole Collection And where can I buy them?

    • Yasha Butler says:

      Hi Rina,
      Thanks so much for your message! The best way to learn about my collection releases is to sign up for my mailing list. There is a link to sign up at the bottom of this page. I always reveal my new work to my mailing list first 🙂
      If you have any other questions you can always reach me by email at yasha@yashabutler.com
      Cheers,
      Yasha

  7. Robin Cust says:

    Hi Yasha,
    You have an amazingly refined and exquisite sense of form. I absolutely love these pieces! Please add me to your mailing list.
    Thanks,
    🌱Robin

  8. I love your lithic collection and would love to approach such surfaces in my ceramic sculpture -mostly sort of mystical animals. Not asking for your glazes, but firing range? Mostly i have been wood firing, but am moving toward electric as I age! Ha ha.
    Ant Gordon

    • Yasha Butler says:

      Hi Ant,
      Lovely to meet a fellow artist! I fire in the 1000c range for earthenware clay and 1200c for stoneware in an electric kiln. I prefer using clays that have a lot of grog and grit. They help me achieve the types of surfaces that I like. I hope that’s helpful!
      Wishing you lots of fun in your creative explorations 🙂
      Yasha

  9. Cristina Vera says:

    Beatifulll !!!!!!!

  10. Elisabeth says:

    I love your pieces. Could you please tech the technic which you use?

    Elisabeth Porto

    • Mathew Creighton says:

      Hi Elisabeth,
      I’m so happy your like my work! I handbuild my pieces using slabs and coiling techniques. I don’t teach at the moment, but I have been getting several requests. So, I might think of doing some workshops in the future 🙂
      Yasha

  11. Sonal Desai says:

    Hi, your work is beautiful – how large are the pieces?

  12. Sigal nitzan says:

    Hi, I’m a student in lsrael, studing ceramics and I would like to include a picture of your vassel in my inspiration bourd. Could you share information about the clay you use, tmp’ of the kiln, and size
    Thank you so much

  13. I wondered about the dimensions of a small bowl in the pale glaze and what is costs.
    Jeremy Menuhin

    • YB Art & Design says:

      Hi Jeremy,
      Apologies for the late response. All of the pieces in this post have been sold, but I would be happy to send you the catalogs of work that is currently available. You can email me at yasha@yashabutler.com
      Looking forward to hearing from you!
      Yasha

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Hi, I’m Yasha Butler. I am a ceramic artist, sculptor and designer who is passionate about helping people with an understated aesthetic transform their interiors. From large sculptural vessels to simple accessories, I work with clay to create objects that add a sense of poetry to the spaces we live in.

My style is simple, elegant and organic. And, I am a minimalist who adores the beauty of the imperfect.

Hi, I’m Yasha Butler. I am a ceramic artist, sculptor and designer who is passionate about helping people with an understated aesthetic transform their interiors. From large sculptural vessels to simple accessories, I work with clay to create objects that add a sense of poetry to the spaces we live in. 

My style is simple, elegant and organic. And, I am a minimalist who adores the beauty of the imperfect.

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