55th Anniversary of Pioneer Button Club, celebrated on
September 19, 2015
True North, Strong & Free
Buttons, Buttons everywhere … where to begin … how nice to find an ‘igloo’ … or a Maple Leaf I’ve hunted for …
Our button is an enamel and was made by an accomplished Canadian artist, sculptor, and author, Diana Wieler. Her studio is in Grimsby Ontario. Diana’s art enamels have appeared in 7 juried exhibits in both Canada and the USA.
Diana has a special fondness for buttons, “they are little canvases and the range of subjects is endless. There is so much room for creativity. Also I’ve found that many button collectors are knowledgeable about enamels, as a material, what it is, and what it takes to work in this medium. This makes creating a pleasure.”
Diana will have a good variety of her work at the show, with particular emphasis on birds and animals. The techniques she enjoys most are cloisonné and en grisaille.
Also, she is unveiling a selection of enamel portrait buttons for the first time! “Creating a face with glass is very challenging. Perhaps that’s why they’re so uncommon. But results can be unique”
A limited number of the buttons are still available for $35.00
Our Favour Button was inspired by this image.
Emily Carr painted this image about 1930 from a totem she had seen while at Skidgate on the Queen Charlotte Islands. It is known as “Eagle Totem’, and recently the original painting sold for 1.4 million dollars.
This button is 1.25 ” or 32 cm in size. About 5 remain of the limited edition of 50, and the price of $35.00 is still in effect. Interested
purchasers can contact Carolyn Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-487-7846 to make a purchase of this one-of-a-kind button.
Award #1 (Canada)
Kyla Sproule with her grandmother, Janice Marks, and her award winning card. It did not take her long to spen her award money on buttons.
Award # 2 People’s choice award for creativity reflecting our theme (TRUE NORTH STRONG AND FREE)
Jean Ann Moores and her winning card of ‘O Canada’ music sheet with notes denoted by shoe buttons. Kyla Sproule and her cousin Jasmine on theleft, their Nanna, Janice Marks on the right.