Before I made buttons, I made tiles. Many of the buttons in this kiln load reference tile design.
Sea blues, faded blue jeans, deep greens, and a hint of rust...a standard glaze that I've tweaked to my own liking. The metallic black eye makes it.
It takes careful glazing and more than one coat to get just the right amount on each dot and small design element. Square buttons add to the feat: corners can break off and warping can easily occur when temperatures are high. Patience, proper rolling, a steady hand during trimming and cleaning, and support during firing, are required.
Beveled holes and polished backs: edges that won't cut your fibers, surfaces that won't pill.
Clean smooth and signed on the reverse.
Completed in one firing, significantly reducing the fuel normally used to make ceramic items.
All of my buttons are individually handmade. There are subtle variations in shape, color and design, befitting handmade work.
I do ship internationally. If you don't see your country's rates listed, please convo me.
Billing & shipping addresses much match. (Contact me if this is a gift; I am flexible.)
I do reserve the right to limit or refuse an order, if I feel the transaction may not be straightforward.
International: the buyer is responsible for any customs fees.
Any uninsured orders are the responsibility of the buyer.
I accept PayPal and Etsy checkout.
If you're in California, I do collect sales tax.
Customs and other taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Returns & exchanges
Uninsured items are the responsibility of the buyer. You may request insurance, at your cost.
Items may be returned within 7 days, IF in original condition. Please contact me if you plan to make a return.
I occasionally, and reluctantly, do custom work. My schedule & the need to complete an entire kiln-load of work before I can fire your order, leave me happy to do what I do best: original, nearly one-of-kind items on my own schedule (I know my limits!). If you must have it, can wait patiently and enjoy persuading reluctant artists, have a try ;)