I was asked to create a table for placement outside a wine cellar. After studying the colors in the room and cellar, I came up with this design. The bottles are constructed of pieces of wine-themed plates and colors that I had accumulated. The blues echo the brick walls of the cellar that had a light blue painting in front.
The corners and the outside middle edges contain sliced wine corks that hold a glass top for protection against spilled wine.
This functional table was created using a cylindrical end table covered with various coffee mugs of coffee manufacturers and cafes.
The materials for the “coffee” on top included several plates and two candle holders.
The handle was cut from a chair armrest. A new coat of chocolate brown paint was also added.
The inspiration came mostly from seeing so many coffee mugs from various known coffee establishments. For those who remember Kramer’s Coffee table book from “Seinfeld”, I did not consciously use his idea as my inspiration.
Although this table was the first major piece that I began, it took over 1 year to complete. Searching for the right colors and placing them took considerable time. It is constructed from plates, bowls, mugs and other ceramic items. 61.5″ long by 22″ wide by 17″ tall.
This storage cabinet (the top opens) is made to resemble an old-time TV set. Tile pieces were cut from ceramic coffee mugs, plates, a planting pot, thimbles, and angel wings (dials). The TV Guide is raised above the set top. Look for your favorite shows on top, channels on one side and local stations on the other. Wheels were added to allow easy maneuvering. 23″ long by 14″ wide by 19″ tall.
This work is entitled “Card” Table; it is not the size of a true card table. It actually measures, 29″ long by 20″ wide by 20.5″ high. Ceramic and porcelain plates were used (but not harmed) in the process.