I LOVE buttons! I have been collecting antique, vintage, modern & studio clothing buttons since 1996.
I am a member of
- National Button Society
- Kansas State Button Society
- Missouri State Button Society
- Button Bytes (international on-line study group)
- Evening Star Button Club (local club)
- Heart of America Button Club (local club)
This week, the Evening Star Button Club will begin to study ceramic buttons.
Here's a brief sneak preview of our lesson study..... Enjoy!
Ceramic is a general term used to describe a wide assortment of fired natural clays.
Ceramic buttons are divided into sub-classes by the National Button Society.
Earthenware includes porous clay (pottery) that may be glazed or unglazed. The clay may be white, cream, buff, yellow, brown or red.
Delft - Holland
Porcelain includes all white, nonporous hard paste and opaque soft paste ceramic ware such as Arita, Dresden, Kutani, Limoges, Meissen, and Mennecy.
18th Century Mennecy, hand-painted
Pate sur pate
Stoneware includes hard, non-porous clay, glazed and non-glazed such as Jasperware and Wedgwood.
18th Century Wedgwood likely set in Boulton steel
Many of these lovely button images can be viewed at the Peach State Button Club - Button Country
Thank you Button Country!
If you are interested in learning more about buttons please contact me or click on the National Button Society button on this blog.