size=”10″]The Button Project is an ongoing experiment in curating and creative collaboration. It began in 2013 when Jo Dahn sent a message to ceramics practitioners, asking them to make a button and post it to her:
I’m planning an exhibition and I’d like to invite you to make me a button (or buttons) for inclusion. Buttons can be any size and as simple or as complicated as you like, but each should have at least two holes in it, or a closed loop on the reverse – so that in theory it could function as buttons generally do….
In this exhibition viewers can see all the buttons that have been contributed to date. While many are traditional circular and rectangular forms, others have been hand-built and modelled, some are shards and some explore the whole notion of what a button can be. Although the majority came from Britain, buttons were also sent from many other parts of the world: so far including Australia, Brazil, Mexico, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, the USA and China. There is no selection process and the exhibition includes buttons made by children as well as buttons made by well-known ceramists.