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Price includes free shipping in the US, all fees and a $5 donation to NBS. You are invited to check out after each purchase but pay by check at the end of this event or when you are done purchasing buttons. This will save NBS the handling fees. Mail checks payable to NBS to: Marion Nebiker NBS, 6190 Travers Way, San Diego CA 92122-2129. If that is inconvenient, you can certainly pay with a credit card. 

Lynn P. (Pagel) Breutzmann


I started making buttons in 1992-93 because I wanted to give my mom, who was a rather new collector, something special for her birthday. I had just enrolled in my first stoneware ceramics class at the local art center, so the 2 things coincided. 

By about 2000, my buttons were getting better, and I was also learning raku, another ceramic firing process that was very exciting to me. Then I started making both types of buttons. I prefer making sew-thrus as opposed to chunky self-shanks.

In 2011, I was beyond excited upon discovering that Elizabeth Huges had included 3 of my buttons in the revised, 2 volume set of the Big Book of Buttons. You can find them on page 49. 

I never kept track of how many buttons I have made or sold. Probably less than 300 over a 30-year period. I have given dozens to NBS and FL state show auctions over the years. I made some for all of the juniors a couple of times. I also have made a few novelties that measure 6-12 inches that were also donated to shows for fundraising. 

I have used many methods to make designs: hand carved, hand drawn, hand sculpted, molded from found objects, stamped, cookie cutters, texture plates and more.  I am currently still making buttons as circumstances permit. 

Buttons made from 1993-2011 are backmarked "LP" for Lynn Pagel. In 2012 I divorced and then started marking them "LB" for Lynn Breutzmann. All also have the 2 or 4 digit year made on the back. 


RAKU CERAMIC:  lantern, palm tree and pig 

STONEWARE CERAMIC: bee, bowl, iris, owls and maple leaf stepping stone