Eva Maier’s small “creature” sculptures are assemblages of ceramic and fiber parts. Eva creates every detail of her sculptures in her studio in Boulder, CO. The ceramic and porcelain parts are hand built, glazed and fired. The fiber parts are knitted, crocheted, felted, stitched, and hand sewn. The fabrics Eva uses, are mainly re-purposed from items such as antique tea towels and linens, sometimes dyed with tea leaves or coffee. Eva grew up in Switzerland in a culture that put a high value on the teaching of traditional crafts. Her family engaged in the Swiss carnival culture and she grew up making costumes every year. During her time living in New Orleans, Eva felt right at home amongst its amazing Mardi Gras culture and creative energy found in this city. She returns to New Orleans as often as she can to absorb the city’s inspirational energy. About four years ago, after mainly focusing on oil painting for many years, Eva started to work on her sculptures. With these “creature” sculptures she found a way to re-connect with her innate creativity, her love for traditional crafts, and the mystical playfulness of carnival. Eva studied fine art and graphic design in Switzerland, sculpture and painting at the University of New Orleans, and painting at the University of Colorado in Boulder.