MK Barr Journal

Wondering & Wandering

A loooooooong time to get here, a ceramic lazy susan.

I was inspired to create these tiles while we lived in Arlington Heights, so I've had them in a box for about 2 decades. Ann Sacks had a lounge chair made out of different sorts of leaves at NEOCON at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. They displayed it for years, never got old. I loved it, so I took a ceramic class and created my own templates (not the shiny blue ones, those were freeform) and made a bunch. I finally decided to do something with them.

I decided to do a lazy susan because it can be used for parties and I can use it on our kitchenette table, plus it's easy to move around. I found the round pieces and the lazy susan mount at Home Depot, Frank put it together. Somehow, I thought I had enough tiles to make something a LOT bigger, but I was left with 0- 2 tiles of each design when I was done with this.

2 of my art pieces on it. I like the one on the left with it, it looks like water (they are called a "Splash").

Not sure if you can tell, but some of the tiles are glossy and some are matte. Frank's glow-in-the-dark glass vase is on the left, my splash is on the right.

Transparent glass is awesome on a lazy susan, you can follow the sun to get the sparkles.  

I do love it though!