I am a big fan of the spiral and use it quite frequently on my pottery. It is one of the oldest known symbols used by man as decoration and to express both expansion and collapse. I have found over time that it helps animate a wide array of forms and I am particularly fond of using it as an all over pattern representing an infinite number of galaxies or possibilities. The illustrated large slip trail plate is covered in spirals of varying sizes and the form is animated by the devices which also drift off the edge of the pot extending the pattern ad infinitum.
"The path isn't a straight line; it's a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths." Ritu Ghatourey