One button from raw clay to sparkling object requires a minimum of sixteen handlings.
Each button after being cutout and textured must be cleaned of all rough edges.
Three layers of glaze are needed for a truly lustrous sheen. Placement in the kiln is done carefully.
Buttons glazed on both sides hang from wires.
Those without any glaze on the underside are laid directly onto the kiln shelf.
The results are always a pleasant surprise.
....no guarantees here.