The Places Experiments Lead

About a month ago, I saw a photo of a wheeled fruit bowl that ceramic artist Robert Boomer Moore had made.

That picture got the wheels turning (so to speak) about whether I could incorporate a similar concept into my glass. After some thought, I came up with this wheeled desk tray. Because I want all my pieces to have a non-glass component, the wheels are polymer clay, covered with metal leaf.

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Even as I was building this piece, I knew it was destined to become a failed experiment. While I loved the classic shape of the desk organizer, the wheels didn’t quite fit the piece. Plus, they were very time consuming to make!

However, building that piece started me down the path to building these little organizers for doohickeys and whatnots.

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Looking back at that wheeled bowl, it’s hard to imagine how it could possibly inspire a set of square desk accessories, but sometimes you end up in places you don’t expect!

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