Anne Butler Ceramics


Artist Statement Anne Butler is a ceramic artist based in Northern Ireland. Following the completion of her BA in ceramics from University of Ulster in 1985, She lived and worked in Asia for many years before returning to complete her MA in ceramics in Cardiff. She established her studio in Carryduff, Northern Ireland in 2016. She has exhibited widely in Ireland, UK and abroad. Her work is held in private and public collections. Her parian porcelain vessels, wall pieces and sculptures explore process material and time. The work is inspired by natural and manmade structures and is constructed - layered - deconstructed - collapsed or excavated to reveal associations between cultural and individual memory as well as contrasting qualities of strength and fallibility, Permanence and loss.


Awards and Competitions
2021 Korean International Ceramics Biennale,
2020Honourable Mention.Korean International Ceramics Biennale,
2020 Ceramic Monthly Competition. Contrast and Harmony
2020 Arts Council of Northern Ireland,Support for Individual Artists
2019 Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Support for individual Artists
2018 Rosemary James Memorial Fund Award, Administered by the ACNI

Public and Private Collections
2021 Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Art Collection
2021 Diploma Collection Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
2020 Changchung International Ceramic Museum, China
2017/19 Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Art Collection.
2017 Irish Contemporary Ceramic collection, Hunts Museum Contemporary Ceramic Collection, Limerick. Ireland

Forthcoming Exhibitions
2021 Korean international Ceramic Biennale
2021. DCCoI Portfolio: Critical Selection. Doneraile, Ireland
2022 Potverdorie, Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur , Tegelen. Netherlands

Selected Exhibitions and Art Fairs
2021 Artefact. Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour, London
2021 Collect Art Fair, London Represented by Ruup and Form Gallery
2021 London Art London
2020 International Academy of Ceramics New Members Exhibition. Guozhong Ceramic Art Museum, Beijing, China
2020 Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition. Ulster Museum. Belfast
2020 Ceramic Ireland Triennial. Land Marks, Farmliegh Gallery, Dublin
2020 Changchung International Ceramic Exhibition, China

Professional Memberships
Associate Academician and Council Member Royal Ulster Academy of Arts. ARUA
Portfolio: Critical Selection 2021 Design andCrafts council of Ireland DCCoI
International Academy of Ceramics IAC
Royal Society of Sculptors. RBSS
Crafts Potters Association. CPA

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