Eva Funderburgh


Marie Celeste

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Marie Celeste
woodfired porcelain, stoneware, and bronze
9" long x 5" tall x 6" wide

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 2300 Fahrenheit over the course of five days. The ash coated the piece and melted into an beautiful glaze. The horns are made of a purer porcelain that stays pale despite the ash. The inside if coated with a slip that stays dark. All the colors come the clay, the slip, the ash, and the flame. I even used a mix of different clays for the tiny bed, which is held up with a bronze rod.

About the piece:
I've always found the space inside of my sculptures very interesting. There's so much emptiness there, in something so full of life.
The name of this piece comes from a tale half-remembered, but that's part of its charm. There was a sailing ship called the "Marie Celeste", found abandoned, floating loose at sea. The tables were set, the kettle was on, and dinner was ready to be served. But there wasn't a single person there - everyone was gone, with no note or tale.

About shipping:
Marie Celeste will take some extra time to be prepared for shipping, and will head your direction in 3-5 business days. In case of overpayment for international shipping, I'll refund the extra.

About payment:
Interested in paying in Installments? Shoot me an email