laura walker’s handmade buttons

posted by the scholar on July 27th, 2007
filed under: art, clay, mixed media, personal accessories

what a spanking button!


laura walker is a professional textile artist who specializes in embroidery. she also makes these amazing ceramic buttons, which rose from a need to complete her own textile projects with something special.




the buttons are fired once, glazed, then fired a second time. some have tiny glass detail.


laura has hundreds of fun and quirky designs. her studio is located in sheffield, england.

see more work and purchase here.

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8 Responses to “laura walker’s handmade buttons”

  1. technabob Says:

    what a spanking button!

  2. the scholar Says:

    aye, that it is. so COOL.

  3. christina Says:

    neat! Hey thank you for my ecard. How sweet! I just got it TODAY as I was filtering my span mail. What a nice gesture.

  4. christina Says:

    **[edit] spam!

  5. Great Hypocrite Says:

    I thought these buttons are made up of bone. Anyways, they are nice. What’s the price by the way? Are they very dear?

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi christina,

    you are most welcome for the ecard — i love em! fyi, i actually think the rockin girl bloggers won’t take me even though you nominated me — don’t you have to be a personal blog or only about chicks to qualify? i need to investigate… and thanks again for the nom!

  7. the scholar Says:

    hello great hyporcrite,

    thanks for the comment. according to laura’s etsy shop, the buttons are made of ceramic. i think they are very cute!

    you can check her prices by peeping in her shop from the link in the post!

  8. Laura Walker Says:

    Thank you for this post I have been aware of it for a number of years, I hadn’t anticipated becoming so well known in my field, I took personal details about myself and my family down from the internet in 2008 & would prefer it if bloggers didn’t mention details about my family, as you might imagine I am very protective of them.
    My buttons are made out of ceramic and they are some of the most expensive on the market but that’s because they are worth it 😉 they sell all over the world including the Victoria & Albert museum and Loop in London, I have a hard time keeping up with demand so prices reflect this, I still sell on my etsy shop, I love my etsy shop =)

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