Calm. Elegant. Understated / Ceramic sculpture for minimalist spaces.
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.
I have always been in love with the simple, the essential, the understated. But it has taken me years to find the perfect approach to harnessing simplicity without losing a sense of beauty.
Let me explain.
Back when I worked as an interior designer I would create minimalist spaces. These spaces were “nice”, but they always seemed a bit blah. I wanted to create environments that felt calm and inviting, but instead my spaces felt lifeless. I knew that there was something missing – I just couldn’t put a finger on what that something was.
Then I met clay. And, it all became clear.
I realized that what my interiors were missing was a sense of poetry.
Poetry that comes from the irregular, the natural, the imperfect, and the handmade. Poetry that makes us feel relaxed, welcomed and inspired.
No matter what I did, without this one element my spaces always lacked character.
Once I understood what the problem was, I decided to focus on figuring out how to capture this sense of magic. I worked for years honing my craft. I explored the many ways of capturing the simple without washing away the beautiful.
And, it worked. I figured out how to make pieces that embody that sense of poetry and truly transform the spaces that they're in.
Nowadays instead of designing interiors, I create ceramic art that breathes life into them.