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Turquoise splash buttons in stoneware

Turquoise splash buttons in stoneware
£8.50 4 Available
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A pack of six handmade high-fired buttons in white clay, glazed with green-turquoise glaze and black metallic splashed and brush-painted decoration. These buttons have a slightly crystalline semi-matt surface and are silky smooth to the touch. They feel like sea-smoothed shells and add rich painterly effects to anything they adorn.

Hand and machine-washable but I recommend you pop your buttoned item into a pillow case before using the washing machine, just to be sure. Sizes comprise (approx) 22mm, 23mm and 24mm dia per pack. If you need a specific size please let me know in Note to Seller, I can also make sizes to order.

Each button is individually made and therefore may slightly differ in size and shape. The packs come packaged in a transparent cellophane bag and make great gifts for creative people!


I started making buttons as part of a series of quilt-inspired pieces called 'Tethered Quilts' and then started using them to adorn cushions, tea cosies and clothes. I thought other people might like to use them too!

These splashy buttons are reminiscent of the fabulous Cornish coastline, where granite outcrops blend with outrageously blue-green seascapes to make blissful views. Due to the intentionally random application of glaze every one is completely unique.

Each button is made entirely by hand, by making a small bead of clay and then carefully pinching it out, before making and neatening the holes. After a first firing they are ready to paint with glaze (the holes carefully cleaned with a damp brush) with a final addition of brush-painted oxide for the decoration before a second firing to 1060 celsius. It takes around two weeks for all these processes to make a button!

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Nicki Jarvis within 3 days of receiving payment.

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United Kingdom £1.75

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USA and Canada £3.70
Rest of the World £3.85

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