Inspired by the beauty in simple shapes, natural forms, and found objects, California native Rae Dunn discovered clay in 1994 and has been passionate about it ever since. With a background in industrial design, graphics, and fashion design, Rae’s work is captivatingly simple, yet playful. What truly speaks to me is the looseness of each piece; the artwork adorning her work is freeform and expressive.
Rae’s work is strongly influenced by wabi-sabi, a Japanese aesthetic which finds beauty in “the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” Rae does not strive for perfection of linework or form when she creates. Rather, she focuses on embracing incompleteness and imperfection. Because of this, each piece has charm and personality.