My passion is creating artwork that helps us connect more deeply with ourselves.

My work is driven by a fascination with how our surroundings and the objects we encounter shape our emotions. Certain environments can overwhelm us, while others offer tranquility. As a young designer, I aspired to create spaces that foster a sense of wholeness. However, capturing this elusive beauty proved challenging.

To navigate this, first I turned inward, seeking the elements that personally grounded me. Then, I distilled these elements to their essence, allowing them to shape my creative process. This journey led me to create minimalist ceramic artwork, inspired by nature, antiquity, and the beauty found in life’s imperfections.

Now, through my work, I seek to evoke moments of calm, where the noise of the outside world fades, allowing us to connect with our true selves.

Hi, I'm Yasha Butler, ceramic sculptor.

Yasha Butler (b. 1980, Istanbul, Turkiye) is a ceramic sculptor currently based in Co. Wexford, Ireland and Istanbul, Turkiye.

Her work has been exhibited at galleries across the United States, Europe and Turkiye and is in private collections in the United States, France, Italy, Ireland, UK, Australia, Turkiye, Dubai and Singapore. She has been a resident artist at the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY, USA) and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (Newcastle, ME, USA), and a visiting artist at Harvard Ceramics (Allston, MA, USA).

Butler has lived and worked across the globe. From 2006 to 2009, she worked as a technician and maintained a studio at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2009, she opened a studio in Brooklyn, New York, before moving to Barcelona, Spain, in 2011, and then to Dublin, Ireland, in 2016. She currently works between her studios in rural County Wexford, Ireland, and metropolitan Istanbul, Turkiye.

Butler received a degree in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University in 2001 and completed a Post Baccalaureate year at Rhode Island School of Design in Jewelry + Metalsmithing in 2016. She also studied ceramics at Laney College (Oakland, CA,USA), under Nuray Ada (Istanbul, Turkiye), at Penland School of Crafts (Penland, NC, USA) and at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Deer Isle, ME, USA). Before becoming an artist, Butler worked as an interior designer from 2001 to 2006.




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