The plaice for a fish

The plaice for a flat fish

I couldn’t avoid the pun, sorry. This has been made for a Lazy Susan –  a table centre piece. 

Although these wonderful creatures live all over the world, the European plaice live on the sandy continental shelf in about 10 metres of water and are able to survive low salt saturation so can come ashore.  They spawn on the easterly  North sea and float amongst the plankton. The infant plaice start with the eyes on each side of their head but their double eye migrates around to the top of the head but they remain right-eyed! Turbots on the other hand are left-eyed!  Nature, blimey it is a freaky world isn’t it?  To make my plaice more easy on the eye, I used florist beads instead of creating the rather unnerving fish eye. They really are beautiful creatures. The distinctive nature of the plaice are the orange spots. To emphasise those, I used iridescent beetroot tiles and copper gold tiles and to complement these orange tiles and give the iridescent tiles the best opportunity to sing. I used matt cinca tiles for the background is a lovely pale dusty pink peppered with iridescent glass tiles, so the refraction of light gives the mosaic a lively appearance.

It strikes me, why was a Lazy Susan called a Lazy Susan?  It was named after Jefferson ‘s daughter as she always complained about always getting her food last.

So we have here, a piece that is 54cm in diameter, can be cleaned and is a real table statement. £300 it is yours.

If you wish to have a piece made for a specific place let me know; this can also be a winter barbecue protector.

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