Pictures from the button factory.
Yes I am in full swing now pumping buttons out fast and furious.
And this is the stockpile awaiting their trip to the kiln for their first firing. I will be doing a huge craft fair in October so am working on stock from now, having other markets along the way keeps putting dents in my stock but in a good way.
And this is a little fun distraction. Local artists were asked to contribute a little something for a fundraiser for our local arts cooperative. We were each given a 8" x 10" board to work on and they were all for sale for $50 each but the names were on the back so in theory you didnt know who's you had till after purchase.
I worked on two pieces above and below only choosing at the end my preferred piece to glue on the board.
In the end this one went off to the sale last night and yes it sold reasonably quickly and I spoke to the purchaser who was very happy with her buy. This is a work in progress picture not the finished piece of which I will put up a photo tomorrow when my partner brings the camera back!!!
Both pieces are plaster bandage the lower one is adhered to hession with a piece of stitched cotton in the centre and then painted with milk paints. More layers I might add then can be seen here. I then coated the whole piece in hot melted beeswax to protect it and give it a wonderful luminosity.
And these are just a couple more in progress on the bench.