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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

5.06.2008

Terre Melee




When my aunt was earning her M.F.A., her focus was paper and she created many contemporary interpretations of those swirly traditional marbleized European papers. Ever since then I've been drawn to swirls -- in ceramics, in malachite, or on paper. And according to the May domino, Carolina Irving loves this design too.


Sylvie Saint-Andre Perrin currently produces Terre Melee, marbled pottery that originated in Apt, France. More than fifty rich color mixes are available; Cameroun (red, white, dark green and black) is shown at top. The Grand Tour sells theses wares and styled the tabletop image above.




An Atlanta source for these ceramics is BD Jeffries.

11 comments:

Alkemie said...

Wow, the marbled pottery is definitely something unique. Very nice!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Courtney - they are gorgeous - thanks for the sourcing.

Style Court said...

glad you all like the links :)

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Brilliant Asylum said...

I think you are on to something. Looking back over the Regency Park show house photos, I see that Dan Carithers used similar marbled ceramics in neutrals. I love the colorful display you have here.

Yoli said...

Ah, so pretty. Thank you for the distraction.

Style Court said...

thanks for the showhouse notes millie, good to know :)

ALL THE BEST said...

Just beautiful Courtney!

Style Court said...

everyone,

thanks for the positive input.

Mélanie said...

I love terres meleés.
Apt is my favorite ones but now Poterie Ravel make some and I bought some pieces for my kitchen. They look terrific.
Great post about something uncommon

Style Court said...

melanie, great to hear your opinion on this, as a French woman -- thanks!