Eva Funderburgh


The Sky Guardians

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“Sky Guardians (Sun)”, 2021
Wood fired porcelain and stoneware, soda fired porcelain, luster, gold-filled chain
15" tall x 15" long x 7" wide

“Sky Guardians (Moon)”, 2021
Wood fired porcelain and stoneware, soda fired porcelain, luster, sterling silver chain
15" tall x 15" long x 7" wide

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.

For years, I've loved to explore the idea of myth within my work. Myth develops its own absurd variety of logic. Thing happen for reasons, but dreamlike, preordained reasons that have little relationship our the mundane world. These two beautiful beasts have stepped out of that world of myth into our world.

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.
The curved horns of Night are of a pale porcelain, while Day's antlers are of dark stoneware. The delicate cloud wisps are porcelain as well.
The sun and and the moon were both soda fired (a different type of atmospheric firing), and then refired with lusters. The moon and the cloud wisps have iridescent mother-of-pearl luster, while the sun and the star dots have 14k gold luster.

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.
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.