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.