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This shop started as a hand-dyed, hand-spun yarn shop. After about a year or so, buttons began creeping into the inventory until gradually they took over and I decided to devote the shop to ceramic buttons, while keeping my fibre obsession as a hobby. From time to time other knitting-related clay items may appear, such as yarn bowls, dishes for storing notions while working on a project, and needle vases. I also make earrings, so look for them too!

I've worked in clay since 1995, making a range of work, from the small buttons, to larger scale sculpture and functional work.

I am inspired by the materials I'm working with and try to be open to respond to whatever is presented in the creative process. I love how the softness and malleability of clay is transformed in the kiln, and how that then contrasts with the softness of natural fibres. I'm…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 25
  • Joined August 2, 2009

Favorite materials

clay of any sort, any natural fibre

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About

This shop started as a hand-dyed, hand-spun yarn shop. After about a year or so, buttons began creeping into the inventory until gradually they took over and I decided to devote the shop to ceramic buttons, while keeping my fibre obsession as a hobby. From time to time other knitting-related clay items may appear, such as yarn bowls, dishes for storing notions while working on a project, and needle vases. I also make earrings, so look for them too!

I've worked in clay since 1995, making a range of work, from the small buttons, to larger scale sculpture and functional work.

I am inspired by the materials I'm working with and try to be open to respond to whatever is presented in the creative process. I love how the softness and malleability of clay is transformed in the kiln, and how that then contrasts with the softness of natural fibres. I'm constantly striving to make "the perfect button," and keep trying out new glaze combinations and colours. In the pottery studio I'll play with tools, trying out different marks, and this experimenting may turn into a new series of pieces. I love texture, repeated patterning, and glazes that flow together naturally.

I'm a work-from-home mom of three, also teaching adult pottery classes and selling functional pottery through local (Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada) shops and craft shows. From time to time I update my blog at www.astudiooutback.blogspot.com

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