Eva Funderburgh


Blue and Yellow Beast

Image of Blue and Yellow Beast
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“Blue and Yellow Beast”, 2019,
Wood fired porcelain,
5.5” long x 2.5” wide x 5” tall

About the process:
This original handmade sculpture was woodfired in a traditional Japanese-style anagama kiln. The kiln was fed with wood every five to ten minutes until it reached temperatures of 2100 Fahrenheit over the course of five days. The firing that this beast is from was a difficult one, where we chose to fire the kiln for most of an extra day - a decision that paid off in the end. A large amount of wood ash settled onto this beast. On one side, it melted into a beautiful pattern of yellow crystals. On the other, it turned into a thick blue glaze. A paler porcelain was used for the horns. All the colors come the clay, the ash, and the flame, with no added glaze or slip.

About the piece:
The blue and yellow beast actually has a name, but she refuses to tell anyone. We've all tried to guess it, but she stays enigmatically silent in response to all our tries.

About shipping:
Your beast will be sent out via USPS Priority Mail on December 16th or 17th, safely and securely heading your way. In case of overpayment for international shipping or multiple purchases, I'll refund the extra. Shipments to within the continental United States should arrive before December 25th.

About gifts:
If you would like gift wrapping or would like for the receipt to not include the price, let me know before the 16th and I can make it happen.

About payment:
Interested in paying in Installments? Shoot me an email, and we can make it happen. However, I can't reserve a piece during a shop launch! If your favorite piece is still available 2 hours after the launch, then we can set something up.