10.01.2015

Trend Watch and Latest Collection Obsession

The latest collection obsession is affordable, yet elusive. Finding these items is like a treasure hunt, and because of this, there is quite the market online. It's crazy. Both Home Goods and Marshall's carry Rae Dunn pottery, but local stores have no control over ordering or when it comes. (Believe me, I grilled the sales associates.) I have great luck on Wednesday and Thursday. It's usually all gone by the weekend.

I can't quite explain why I'm drawn to Rae Dun pottery, but this excerpt from her website says it perfectly:

“I don’t think my art is a reaction against the complexity of life today, but rather a way for me to embrace the joyful, spontaneous elements of daily life that seem to be wanting in so much of what we do. Today, more than ever, I think we all need to slow down and grasp that which is honest, real, and personally satisfying. I try to express those feelings in all of my work.”
Her work is strongly influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. “I don’t strive for perfection in line and form in my work, because for me the balance I’m trying to achieve can’t be represented that way. The incompleteness and imperfection of my work is part of the story. Just as the absence of something in our lives can stir powerful feelings and show us the way to wholeness.”


She explains what I cannot. It's simplicity is disarming, and I crave it.

I currently have an eBay shop where I buy, trade, and sell Rae Dunn. Check it out here. It changes all the time, so check back.

I'm currently salivating over white pear measuring cups . It's beautiful. I'm still searching for this sip and gulp set if anyone wants to gift it to me for Christmas.

Happy Hunting,

Crystal


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