|Harlan Butt received his B.F.A. Degree from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in
1972 and his M.F.A. Degree from University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale in 1974.
Harlan Butt worked as an independent craftsman in New Milford, Connecticut. He is
currently an Assistant Professor of jewelry and metalsmithing at North Texas University.
Butt has served as a coordinator of several Japanese metalwork shows. He is a member of
the American Craft Council, the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Enamel Guild West,
The Enamelist Society (trustee) and the North Texas Enamel Guild. Butt works intuitively
with form creating objects of a ritual nature. These objects are inspired by magical or
mystical experiences which are rare in contemporary society. Ultimately Butt strives to
symbolize man's role in his environment.
"The intent of my work
is to enshrine and communicate movements or impressive elements of my separate journeys.
It is in recognition and celebration of the experience of being and animal." (Jewelers
Butt says, "Metal is the hammer and the scepter, the sword and