Artist, designer and maker Yasha Butler crafts modern vessels out of clay that commemorate the old and the forgotten. She builds through coiling and carefully selects tones that can be found in nature. Yasha 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 Jewellery + Metalsmithing in 2016.
Yasha spent many years honing her ceramic practice; at Laney College, California, under Nuray Ada in Istanbul, Turkey at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Originally an interior designer, she recognised that clay added a sense of poetry and character to interior spaces and she began producing ceramics full-time in 2006. Yasha’s ceramics that are informed by notions of simplicity without neglecting beauty.
Yasha’s work has been exhibited at galleries across the United States and Turkey and she has been a resident at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Maine. Having lived and worked across the globe, Yasha is now based in Dublin.