Cream Porcelain
Approximately 1-3/8" diameter
Made for Stitches West 2014, Santa Clara, CA

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Albums: Buttons

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Comment by Kathy Ransom on April 30, 2014 at 9:05am

I've been experimenting with buttons but like yours much better :)  I find they're a great way to experiment with texture, glaze, technique, etc but I think I need to make some sort of jig for the holes as mine aren't as well centred as yours are.  Eyeballing the holes with astigmatism isn't very accurate!

Comment by Denice E. Demuth on April 29, 2014 at 6:31pm

You made me wonder how long my hands were, they were 8 inches and I wear a size 12 ring.  When I got engaged to my husband he had to get his class ring sized smaller when I gave it back to him.  I had to try engagement rings on my little finger it was quite embarrassing.  I'll keep making buttons in mind when I can no longer work large and want a challenge.  Denice

Comment by Victoria Cochran on April 29, 2014 at 3:25pm

Wow. Thanks for comments, all...really appreciated. I really do view them as small format art, a canvas.

Denice-- I use found objects, stamps I've made, things I've cut up (including bicycle tubes :) ), to pattern the clay. I don't use press-molds. They would probably make the process faster, but then the buttons would be so uniform, I'm afraid they wouldn't be "mine," anymore. I like the room for error left by this non-mold process. I've got large hands -- 7" heel to tip, and I treasure the "mistakes" they make, incorporating them into my work.

Comment by Denice E. Demuth on April 29, 2014 at 9:49am

Love your buttons, I have never tried to make them, I have large hands and working that small would be difficult.  But I am curious about your process, do you use press molds?  Denice

Comment by cp dunbar on April 27, 2014 at 8:26pm

i looked at your other photos as well, and the technique and glazing talent is easily evident.  Thanx for posting.

cp

Comment by George Lewter on April 26, 2014 at 6:02pm

Each one a miniature work of art.

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