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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

inspiration.

every day in france i walked on streets that had these markings and i would always feel drawn to them . . .

it was no surprise that they eventually showed up on my work !

 

 

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

texture.

i love all of the textures on the streets here in the south of france. it is the perfect backdrop for my work.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

tea for two.

i was VERY pleased to learn that this teapot i made will be in the new lark 500 TEAPOTS book due out in august. i made this teapot in france and hand carried it back with me. this one is very dear to my heart.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

evolution of the leaf.

teapot by rae dunn

i made this teapot in france last year. it was inspired by the beautiful foliage in the south of france (one of my favorite places on earth). a gentleman, who lives in germany, saw this teapot, and asked if i would make and sell him just the leaves . . .

here are some of the 300 porcelain leaves i made for his equisite jewelry store in munich, germany. it was actually very meditative making each leaf by hand. i will definitely be adding these to my clay repertoire. i just love how some things evolve.

 

Friday, February 11, 2011

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

2010

berkeley, california

yixing teapots are so beautiful in their simplicity and functionality. my sister, who lived in china for a number of years, has a huge collection of them. did you know that traditionally, some Chinese would pour the tea from the spout directly into their mouths ? i love that visual.

though i fully intended to start my hiatus this year, i have been immersed in the studio working on collaborations with diva, jess, and terrain. i’ve never collaborated before, as i am the proverbial lone potter, but i am finding huge satisfaction in it. who knew ?