Yasha Butler. Barclelona Spain. Born in Turkey, with time in USA.
In my work, I search for the point where opposite qualities meet, creating – for me – the perfect balance. To find this point, I play with contrasting ideas such as, man-made vs natural, geometric vs organic, hard vs smooth. I believe that it is in the moment when these opposing values converge that beauty emerges. These are the moments my work captures.
My forms begin as common shapes like spheres, cylinders and cubes. I use a mixture of subtle and dramatic changes to redefine the curves and edges of these shapes. Undoing the perfect geometry of a piece is how I aim to create the beauty and balance that I strive for.
I use a mixture of throwing and altering, hand building and slipcasting to create my work. The purity of porcelain allows me to create sharp edges and smooth curves, and the white hue allows for minimal distraction from the form. I take advantage of the tactile quality of porcelain by leaving the exterior of my pieces unglazed.
-artist statement from website
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