American ceramist Kathy
Butterly earned a BFA at Moore College of Art in 1986 and
an MFA at the University of California, Davis in 1990. Her awards
include the Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Grant in 1993, an Empire State
Crafts Alliance Grant in 1995, an NYFA Grant in 1999 and the Anonymous
Was a Woman Award in 2002.
Butterly makes colourful mixed earthenware and porcelain, small-scale,
semi-abstract, whimsical sculpture and sculptural vessels, many
with bodily references. Some of her slip-cast and softly folded,
twisted and assembled forms are vaguely reminiscent of American
master potter George Ohr’s work.
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