sheppardhandmade

wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics from Quebec

Gatineau, Canada · 397 Sales

sheppardhandmade

wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics from Quebec

Gatineau, Canada 397 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(178)
Shop owner

Laura

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Announcement   Welcome!

All items are made by me in my home studio.

Buttons are made from a rolled slab of clay, carefully shaped, textured and painted by hand. Any other clay work may be either hand-built or wheel-thrown. Extra care is taken to ensure that all edges are rounded and smooth. They are glaze fired at cone 6, or about 1100 degrees celcius, making a very strong clay product. All glazes are food safe.

Clay buttons are quite strong. However, since they are ceramic, some care should be taken. They may go through the washer and dryer with the garment turned inside out to reduce the bumping and friction on the buttons. Water and gentle detergent will not damage them. They are perfectly suited for hand-knits, and would look great on a hand sewn bag!

Questions about any of my products? Please ask! :-)

Interested in a wholesale purchase? Please get in touch!

www.LauraSheppardPottery.com

Announcement

Welcome!

All items are made by me in my home studio.

Buttons are made from a rolled slab of clay, carefully shaped, textured and painted by hand. Any other clay work may be either hand-built or wheel-thrown. Extra care is taken to ensure that all edges are rounded and smooth. They are glaze fired at cone 6, or about 1100 degrees celcius, making a very strong clay product. All glazes are food safe.

Clay buttons are quite strong. However, since they are ceramic, some care should be taken. They may go through the washer and dryer with the garment turned inside out to reduce the bumping and friction on the buttons. Water and gentle detergent will not damage them. They are perfectly suited for hand-knits, and would look great on a hand sewn bag!

Questions about any of my products? Please ask! :-)

Interested in a wholesale purchase? Please get in touch!

www.LauraSheppardPottery.com

Laura

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Laura

Striped serving bowl with circles
US$31.75
dark slate blue hexagon ceramic buttons
US$12.50
Textured burgundy hexagon ceramic buttons
US$25.00
slate blue flower vase
US$27.78
striped vase
US$26.98
striped cup
US$21.43
tiny ceramic buttons--burgundy marsala
US$20.63
Striped tea jar with flowers
US$55.56
Textured purple hexagon buttons
US$20.24
Light blue handmade ceramic buttons
US$16.87
slate blue textured buttons
US$20.24
Porcelain buttons--pale orange
US$10.12
small purple ceramic buttons
US$15.48

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(178)
ehillsten

ehillsten on Aug 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice vase! She loves it!

christine sydnor

christine sydnor on Jul 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

As soon as I opened the package I fell in love with these buttons. Beautiful crafting. These will be be perfect on my next knitted sweater! I'm glad I discovered you!

Michaela

Michaela on Jun 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

beautiful buttons. seriously. whenever buttons are needed. i come here for some.

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  • Laura Sheppard

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've been a potter since finishing art school in 1998. Since then I've worked in two studios as the studio technician, and have taught several ongoing adult and childrens classes. As much as time allows I also spin and dye yarn, and knit.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 10, 2015
Hello and thanks for visiting!

All of my work is completely handmade by me in my home studio, and fired to cone 6 (1200C) in an electric kiln.

While every effort is made to ensure close matches with things such as buttons, there will likely be small variances between individual items. Wheel thrown pieces are made using identical amounts of clay, however given the creating process, exact sizes cannot be guaranteed.

All glazes used on the functional pottery are food safe, and the pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe. If you feel your new mug may get knocked a bit in the dishwasher however, it may be best to hand wash.

The ceramic buttons are very durable, and will most likely go through the washer and dryer safely. Turning the garment inside out will help this.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment by paypal or direct checkout.

If you wish to cancel an order after payment has been made, please notify within 12 hours. If the item has already shipped I will be unable to refund.

Sales taxes will be charged within Canada, based on which province you are ordering from.

If you have requested an item to be held for you, I can do so for 5 days. If the purchase has not been made within 5 days of the reserve listing being made, the reservation will be removed. I will notify you that this has been done.

I accept special orders with no pre-payment. In this case as well, once the item has been listed and reserved, it will be held for 5 days. If the payment has not been received within 5 days, the reservation will be removed.
Shipping
Shipping rates vary a great deal across Canada. Since there is no way to break this down by province, I have listed the highest rate. In the event of a lower shipping rate, the difference will be refunded

Items purchased will be shipped as quickly as possible after purchase, within 1-3 business days.

All shipping is done via Canada Post.

Shipping times will vary depending on your location. Please allow up to three weeks.

A confirmation message will be sent once your item has shipped.

INTERNATIONAL:
International orders will be sent by air mail. If you would like a lower shipping rate (surface mail) please contact me and I will make the changes. Please keep in mind that this greatly increases the delivery time. Any additional duties or taxes will be the buyer's responsibility.

No insurance will be added. However, if you would prefer this as an option please contact me prior to purchasing and I will make the arrangements at the additional cost charged by the post office.

I will ship to the address provided on etsy. Please ensure your address is accurate and up to date.

All items will be carefully wrapped in bubble and packaged to ensure against breakage.
Refunds and Exchanges
In the unlikely event that your item breaks in shipping, I will replace it at no cost. Please notify me as soon as it is received.

If an item does not arrive within 3-4 weeks, please notify me to work out an arrangement.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am open to any wholesale inquiries, or custom orders. Please contact me with any questions, or for more information.