Meg Butler

Yellow Birds

Yellow Birds

Mediums: Handmade Stoneware Art Tiles and Mosaics
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Artist Statement

I was born near Philadelphia,Pennsylvania, and in the “old” ways, raised as a Quaker.  Somewhere along the line my mother collaborated with a guidance counselor and I was told that if I wanted to be able to support myself, I should go into nursing or teaching instead of studying art.

Rainbow Butterflies

Rainbow Butterflies

I graduated from Penn State with a degree in nursing, taught nursing and then implemented and taught computer systems in hospitals.  I moved to the Washington DC area to work for a software company in 1999.  I left Washington after watching the Pentagon burn from my office on Sept 11; moving to Albuquerque in 2003 while still traveling on business.

Rainbow of Flowers

Rainbow of Flowers

A customer in Tucson, Arizona introduced me to her hobby, Santa Theresa tile making and mosaic work. I was hooked immediately. I had to touch it, experience it and learn how to do it. There was never a question. The light and joy of the tiles revived my love of art and creating.

I sign each work with a small tile that contains the gratitude symbol. Like coming full circle, gratitude makes the world go round and I’ve come full circle, too!

At the Oasis Table

At the Oasis Table

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