My preoccupation is with attention to detail,
I relish time consuming processes that
provide high quality and unique pieces.
My degree, in which I specialised in Embroidery
built on my passion for melding processes & materials &
encouraged my love of making all
aspects of my work from sequins to buttons.
I produce all the work myself at my studio at Persistence
Works in Sheffield. Buttons are individually hand formed,
smoothed and painted with glazes,
sometimes incorporating tiny fragments of glass.
Inspiration for my buttons comes
from vintage lace, embroidery and and all its notions,
along with expanding on the
preconceptions and limitations placed on buttons as utilitarian items .
For the majority of buttons I use a stoneware clay for
its strength white colour and smooth texture.
I do also use porcelain & that is pretty robust too.
Most of the buttons when stitched on garments, can be washed on a
gentle cycle in the washing machine with tin foil
wrapped around them, washed by hand, or dry cleaned.
I do make buttons which are meant more as collectable, beautiful objects,
I hate the ideal that function would stop me from creating a piece of work,
so some buttons are a little bit more fragile & not meant to be used.
My mission is to make extraordinary & exquisite pieces for a discerning audience
who have a love of handmade, unique objects.