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.