Breathtaking Tabletops Made With the Strangest Technique

Julia Millay Walsh

ceramictables1Berlin-born artist Elisa Strozyk has the distinct talent of turning simple materials into mystifying ornate products; her award-winning Wooden Textiles, for instance, earned her Elle Deco's coveted title of Textile Designer of 2011. Everything she touches turns to gold, and her latest project, Ceramic Tables, is no exception. The designer has breathed new life into one of the oldest decorative techniques -- glazing -- by mixing different liquid glazes while simultaneously rotating and blowing air on them. The results are smoke-like patterns that appear fluid, yet are solidified in the heat of the kiln. The designs would certainly add an element of intrigue to any room in the house.


Photographs: Elisa Strozyk

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