Every Uist Wool knit needs an adornment, and what better than handmade buttons, imprinted with textures of the sea, and glazed with a whisper of Uist colour.
Overlooking the shores of Locheport sits a wee shed with a crofters’ red roof. This is where the exceptional ceramics of Shoreline Stoneware are created.
“Inspired by the Atlantic coastline, Shoreline Stoneware draws inspiration from the unique Hebridean environment. Natural beach-weathered sea fragments, abandoned at the high-tide line, provide some of the delicate textures captured on the surface on the clay…
Work includes stoneware bowls with Uist landscape and beachscape designs. Rock-pool pebble bowls utilise locally recycled glass. The stunning, finely formed, Sea-Urchin vessels each have their own identity with delicately carved detail and embossed shore textures. Hand-crafted tile mosaics, barrel fired in peat and fine porcelain shore textured cards, all make unique gifts.”
To view a selection of [Shoreline Stoneware’s] recent work please click here.
There are 3 glazes:
Langass Green, a deep Nordic forest-green, rich in story and shadow, and
Baleshare blue, a mid turquoise reflecting the jewel-like blue of the Atlantic Ocean on the shallow sands of the island of Baleshare;
Tide Pool blue, pale crisp sky blue like the reflections from tide pools and sand-stranded lagoons on the white sands of the Western shores of Uist.
The buttons come in three different sizes. Please note that the buttons are irregular shapes and sizes are approximate.
Large: avg. 43mm diameter. (40 – 46 mm diameter) There is one larger button at 50mm diameter in Baleshare blue (please specify in the order notes at Checkout if you would like this one)
Medium: avg. 27mm wide x 24mm high
Small: avg. 21mm wide x 19mm high
Select the combinations in the drop-down menu below to view each button colour and size.