Liam Butler originally hails from County Kilkenny. He worked as an industrial welder for many years in Germany and America, before returning to Ireland. He now lives in County Galway where he has been creating metal shapes and forms for nearly thirty years.
His professional career gave him a complete understanding and mastery of his materials. He began to explore and experiment in sculpture, mostly creating works in stainless steel. When he graduated to using copper it had a liberating effect on him. It was more pliable and malleable than steel and allowed him to express himself in a more personal and exciting way. He is completely self-taught, technically brilliant and his work is instantly recognisable. – The Kenny Gallery
Liam has passed on his craft to his three children, Ronan, Lisa and Davin. Ronan is now a full time artist creating his own unique pieces. This website features new and past work from the whole Butler family.