Anne Butler

My working method is intrinsically connected to the act of making and the endless experimentation with the changing state of Parian porcelain; both in its raw and fired state. My wide palette of techniques, which include casting, hand-building and printing, are continuously being challenged and developed Multiple firings accentuates the porcelain’s satin, marble-like quality when solid and the delicacy and translucency when thin.
There is much reminiscent of archaeology, geology and architecture in my work which explores relationships between process, material and time. My sculptures are inspired by natural and manmade structures and are constructed – layered – deconstructed – collapsed and excavated to reveal associations between cultural and individual memory as well as contrasting qualities of strength and fallibility and material properties such as texture and density.