About Eva

I was born in Koper in 1959. In 1983 I completed my studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, specializing in Sculpture. Between 1995-1999 I studied Ceramics at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. I live and work in Ljubljana, from my studio in the national Ethnographic museum where I create and teach sculpture and ceramics various groups of students. I exhibit my artwork in Slovenia and abroad, frequently in urban spaces and nature using the environment as the basis for my artistic exploration. My latest self-initiated interventions are posted on Instagram.

Artist Statement

“In my artwork I most often start by creating a single element representing the beginning of an idea. The grouping of the same or similar elements and the relations amongst them becomes a story that can have various shapes and meanings. Each time I carefully choose the shape of the element, it’s range of potential growth and the ceramic process that will be used to create a bigger number of pieces. I find beauty in these pieces that are just approaching perfect shape but not quite acheiving it, so each of them is slightly different as is characteristic of everything made by nature and by hand.”

Play in Clay

“Play in Clay (Igra v glini) is the motto of all my creation in clay in any project collaboration, in class, and in the organization of events.
This motto determines the parameters of my operation.
Creation is inextricably linked to the game.
The creative is inextricably linked to the exploration of material, processes in the laws of nature.
The artist always expresses himself in visual media with visual means of making a circle.
The artist in the visual medium can, if known, be consciously expressed in the artistic language.
The game is any communication in which the various variations of the freedom that they engulf.
If more people are playing, that sets a tone. That’s why we’re playing.”