Here's the butter dish with the overlapped glaze with a stick of butter on it so you can see how it fits.
Here's the same butter dish without the butter. I think the dish looks better with butter.
Monday I worked at the gallery ArtWorks and brought along some clay to try my hand at making buttons. I purchased some cocktail straws which have a smaller diameter than the drink straws I use to put the holes in pendants and ornaments. After I made the buttons I looked at the holes and thought when they shrink and after firing, the holes may be too small. I learned there are several different sizes of straws. I use a straw to punch the holes because it leaves a smooth edge and it's much quicker and easier to use than a hole punch or drilling the holes after leather hard.
There are sipper straws, ice tea straws, smoothie straws, and the larger straws. There may be even more, like school milk straws. Does anyone know what size straw would be the best for the holes in buttons? And do you know a supplier for the straws. We'll see after firing if this first batch of buttons is even usable.
Then there are the buttons with shank style holes. And then how to display the buttons. Make some cards and sew them on? Even more button details to figure out. Maybe buttons are a lot like ornaments, more trouble than they are worth. Much to consider working with clay. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.