Eva Funderburgh works mostly in clay and porcelain, creating strangely cute and soft-looking creatures. Visiting her studio, I found myself surrounded by them, and even the unfinished or broken ones made me stop and take an extra look. What is this one doing? What is that one looking at? Eva’s creatures have a life of their own, even if they originally came from her.

To let the world get a good look at how these creatures come into existence, Eva has created a set of timelapse videos. One of them is embedded in the sidebar of this interview. It’s fascinating to watch the clay go from a blob to a sculpture, complete with explanatory captions. Apart from that, you will also see the attention to detail, patience and love that she pours into her work. I found it inspiring — and that enthusiasm came through when I met her in person as well. Continue reading…