Eva Funderburgh


The Berry Thief

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"The Berry Thief", 2020
Wood fired porcelaneous stoneware and stoneware
6"long x 2.5" wide x 4.5" 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 2300 Fahrenheit over the course of 100 hours. As the firing goes on, the wood ash settles on the pieces and melts into a ceramic glaze. I make the teeth out of a purer porcelain that resists the ash, and made the berries out of a darker stoneware. All the colors come the clay, the ash, and the flame, with no added glaze or slip.

About the piece:
The Berry Thief is very joyful about his daily snack. I've never asked him where the berries come from, and he's never told me.

About shipping:
Your beast will be sent out via USPS Priority Mail by December 7th, 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, assuming the post office cooperates.

About gifts:
If you would like gift wrapping or would like for the receipt to not include the price, let me know, 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.