Buttons and jewellery, porcelain and pretty

Leigh, United Kingdom · 145 Sales


Buttons and jewellery, porcelain and pretty

Leigh, United Kingdom 145 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Sandra on Apr 2, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

wonderful pieces as always , beautifully packaged

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Sumitra Lahiri on Jan 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Just beautiful, quickly dispatched and perfect when it arrived. It'll be just right for my new cardi!

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Everything starts with a bag of clay.

I love it’s whiteness, and it’s softness and the fact that it won’t quite be tamed. It loves to warp, to twist and to distort, whether it’s buttons or pots, it behaves the same way. Roll or throw the clay, at the moment it’s roll the clay, that’s how buttons and brooches and earrings all start. Big rolling pin.

I learned how to throw pots whilst at University where I had the chance to play with clay, glass and other media. I wanted to work with small items such as buttons, but had not got the time to do the throwing and the small items, so they had to wait a while.

It has taken me a few years to get my studio and kiln up and running, but I now love my job and it has been a dream that has been a while coming. I did work experience with expert potter, Jack Doherty, and first learned about porcelain. It was then I decided I wanted to make my living from working with clay, and that was 2003.

Sometimes you have to hang on to your dreams, they will eventually come true.

Shop members

  • Susan Sharpe

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Potter

    I am Susan Sharpe and I have two passions in my life, pottery and knitting.I feel that I bridge these two loves by making buttons and jewellery items.My husband, Andrew is my helper, and chief kiln firer.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 11, 2012
Welcome to Susan Sharpe Ceramics and thank you for visiting my shop.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Paypal is my preferred method of payment.
All items must be paid for within 3 days of the order or it will be re-listed. Items will only be shipped upon confirmation of payment.
Taxes are not included in my prices.
For the UK market all my prices include VAT.
All items will be despatched currently within 3 working days.
Any order sent within the UK will be sent by Royal Mail.
All international orders will be sent from the UK through Royal Mail parcel deliveries.

The cost of postage from the UK has risen so I have altered the postage on my items. To keep costs down I have had to change from 1st Class postage for boxed items in the UK to 2nd Class.

Please note that my postage prices include packing.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not 100% happy with your item then please contact me without delay so that I may arrange a refund.
I will pay for the return of the item.
Additional policies and FAQs
All intellectual property rights in my designs are and will remain the property of Susan Sharpe. Any infringement of our rights will be viewed seriously.

My designs and my photographs, please don't pinch them, play nicely.