Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
These are the results of my color tests. I tested 1%, 3% and 5% of each stain in both a clear glaze and in Limoges porcelain. The top photo shows the mini test bowls before the firing and the rest of the images show the final colors. Of course, as always, the colors are not exactly what I expected, but I think there are a lot of beautiful ones. I am especially into the really pale glazes and the deep purply-blue porcelain.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
These are images from the first two months of 2013.
The gorgeous orchid was bought at 2am on January 1st by my wonderful sister and her boyfriend from a mini floral market that is open 24/7 and happened to be on our walk back home from the New Year's Eve festivities. I am proud to say that 2 months later it is still alive and gorgeous, at last we have kept a plant alive!!
The little porcelain bits and bobs are some new jewelry ideas that I have been playing around with.
I have been enjoying using my own plates at home. This image was taken while enjoying one of my favorite breakfasts - Wasa crackers, spreadable herbed cheese and cucumbers.
My birthday was in January and my adorable and thoughtful husband baked me a cake. It not only looked amazing, but was also de-li-cious!!!
I have been hard at work in the studio working on a new plate design. Above is the plaster model that I carved and will make a mold of. I am hoping for some good results so I will keep you posted on how it turns out.
Monday, January 14, 2013
2012 was a crazy hectic year. I took on two very big projects. The first project was creating a tableware set. I blogged a lot about the process of creating the set from the initial design phases, up until producing the finished pieces (to see photos of the final set click here). However, I never wrote about the second big project, which was designing our very own restaurant, Tapasuma! I am an interior designer by training and every so often I take on architectural projects. Designing and constructing the restaurant was a lot of hard work, but it was a true Butler family project. I come from a family of designers, my parents are both architects and my sister is a graphic designer. We all worked very hard on the project, but in the end I think it was worth it!
If you would like to see more images of Tapasuma you can visit our website www.tapasuma.com
Address: Kuleli Caddesi No.43 Çengelköy, İstanbul, TURKEY
Phone: +90 (216) 401 13 33/34
Hours: Open 7 days a week between 11.30am - midnight
If you are interested in the first Butler family project, Sumahan On The Water, please visit our website www.sumahan.com
Photographs of Tapasuma were taken by Manuel Zublena