Monday, September 14, 2009

Lazy Susan..

Lazy days of summer are coming to an end, but lazy susans are just beginning in the studio! And just like the refurbished windmills down in ocean beach--things are turning on our table these days. Encouraged by our soon to be delivered 60" round table, I have been busy creating ceramic lazy susans to sit right there in the middle and facilitate sharing-

Did you know that the Lazy Susan has been around since the 1870's? Supposedly an invention of Thomas Jefferson in an effort to replicate some of helpers. It had a resurgence in the 1950's when everything was required to be automated, and again in the 70's when everything was required to be easy. They are still quite popular in Chinese restaurants where dim sum is the star. I love the idea, but the plasticated wonders really didn't do that much for me. A vision then, was born. Why not make a beautiful large round platter and attach a turntable mechanism?

And here you go--my best bird Kiki, having a little ride on it..and now for the hor'deveurs.

These are available now--just shoot me a e-mail if you would like to see some more. Or visit the website: They will also be showcased this saturday at a trunk show I am doing at the Gardener down at the Ferry Building in San Francisco from 10-2pm.