welcome to wilma’s world.
by victoria comment

3/25/15

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

yesterday i had the most delightful pleasure of visiting Wilma’s World — which in reality is actually ceramicist rae dunn’s beautiful, light-filled studio in west berkeley. wilma is rae’s sweet pup — a jack russell terrier, and she’s inspired rae’s first book, Wilma’s World: Good Advice from a Good Dog. When Rae and Wilma met in 2005, their worlds were forever changed. rae’s book is a small glimpse into her special world with wilma — where life is simple and full of joy, and adventure is around every corner.

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

i’ve long been a fan, so it was such a pleasure to visit rae, a California native artist, who discovered clay by accident in 1993, and it slowly took over her life. her studio is just so stunning, and i couldn’t help be inspired. Her own inspiration comes from the earth, and she finds beauty in simple shapes, natural forms, and found objects. In the same way that it was in clay where rae found her creative voice, it was in Wilma where she found her heart. her charming book of photographs shares the wise insights of wilma, who reminds us to slow down and see the beauty in simple things. Wilma’s World features photographs rae’s taken of wilma for years, catalogued into this lovely book and hand-lettered with wilma’s clever and insightful witticisms. if you’re in the bay area, you can meet wilma and rae at their book signing, this saturday, march 28th at george in san francisco, 4 – 6pm. thanks so much for the tea, and the wonderful visit, rae + wilma!

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

welcome to wilma's world / sfgirlbybay

12 responses to “welcome to wilma’s world.”

  1. I moved to Paris from San Francisco a few years ago, and one of the few decorative items that came with me is a green pear by Rae! I just loooooooove it!

  2. What an inspirational and beautiful studio & artist & pup! Thank you for the gorgeous photos! I feel like I was along for the visit! :)

  3. I’ve always told Rae that people would want to frame her shopping lists, not to mention her at-a-glance or her sketchbooks. The hand of the artist is so strong that everything she touches is a natural, beautiful expression of who she is. When she discovered clay, everything she made from her very first pinch pot was a perfect expression of who she is and what she has to share with the world. From the time Wilma was a puppy, she and Rae were two peas in a pod, reflecting the world for each other and sharing that with all of us. I love you Rae! Looking forward to seeing what your next creative expression will be.

  4. I love Rae and Wilma. I just received the book and love it. I love your photographs of her studio. She is such an inspiration. Her work and studio are so clean and pure.

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