Eva Funderburgh


City Beast (The Mountains)

Image of City Beast (The Mountains)

“City Beast (The Mountains)”, 2021
Wood fired porcelain and stoneware,
16” wide x 16” deep x 10” tall

Important: this piece is part of my solo show "Mythical Worlds" at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, which runs through August 28th. It will not ship until the show is down and I've had time to pack it. It will mostly likely ship in mid September, depending on the complexity of packing it.

This beast is one of a long line of city creatures I've been creating since 2008. I love the soft curves of this creature, and its steep slopes.

About the process:
This original handmade sculpture was wood fired in a traditional Japanese-style anagama kiln. The kiln was fed with wood every five to ten minutes until it reached temperatures of 2300 Fahrenheit over the course of five days. The ash coated the piece and melted into a beautiful glaze. I used a dark stoneware for the buildings, and a paler porcelain for the horns. The shiny white teeth are of pure porcelain.
This beast was snuggled up against the arch of the kiln, with the city mostly protected from direct flame. It beautifully shows the contrast of the clay and the ash.

About shipping:
The shipping cost is my estimate for covering shipping and insurance, via UPS. If the cost of shipping is less, I'll refund any extra. I can also delivery it locally, and refund you the whole shipping cost. This beast will ship in a crate.
For international shipping, the buyer will the responsible for import taxes. I can't presently ship to the UK.

About payments:
Interested in paying in installments? Check my FAQ page, then shoot me an email, and we can make it happen. However, this option only becomes available twenty four hours after my sale starts.