Bizarre and beautiful Baltimore bathroom on TV tonight

Loring Cornish's magical mosaic-covered bathroom will be featured on TLC

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Loring Cornish’s sparkling Baltimore bathroom hitting the small screen tonight.

Photo by: Fern Shen

Loring Cornish’s mosaics and assemblages, cobbled together from stuff he finds in Baltimore alleys, have been featured in galleries and museums from Baltimore to Manhattan but tonight his work finds its way into a new venue – reality TV.

Cornish’s crazy, mirror-mosaic-covered bathroom inside his crazy mirror-mosaic-covered row-house in Northwest Baltimore will be featured tonight on a new TLC show called “Insane Bathrooms.”

The segment airs tonight (Saturday, April 27) at 10 p.m. and encores at 1 a.m.

In Mark Reutter’s 2010 Brew profile of Cornish, we described this fully functional bathroom in sparkling detail:

His new bathroom is a sight to behold. To show it off properly, Cornish ushers us into the darkened room and shuts the door behind us. With an excited tah-dah, he switches on the overhead light to reveal cut mirror glass shimmering like a 1970s disco ballroom.

Not only does the glass cover the walls and floors, but it follows the contours of the toilet tank, washbasin and clawfoot tub. (Loring had left the toilet seat smooth, mercifully.)

Since we ran our profile of the Baltimore visionary artist, Mr C.’s gotten a gallery in Fells Point, at 1622 Thames St., and also hangs his hat on Antique Row at 817 North Howard St.

The two rowhouses he’s covered with mosaic (described in our story) are located in the 2700 block of Parkwood Ave., near Druid Hill Park, if you want to drive/bike/walk by sometime. It’s worth it.

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  • Walter

    I want it!!! This is very nice – just like cut diamonds. I would like to see a film on how the mirrors were cut and attached. What about the sharp glass edges on the bathtub bottom?

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