Eve Behar

Eve Behar creates handmade, one of kind, functional ceramic art. Her work is done on the wheel, decorated by hand and fired in an electric kiln.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Eve.
I took my first ceramics class during college but at a private shop in my neighborhood. I really liked it so I took some classes through my school when I was a senior. After school, I continued taking classes while I worked until I decided to go to Italy for a year to study art focusing on ceramics.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
I love animals, so my favorite thing to do is hang with them especially my own two dogs and cat and having my husband there too is good.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
If you mean my shop online, my biggest challenge is keeping it current and making it seen on a regular basis. If you mean my studio, getting there everyday would be nice but, it's hard with a full life.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
I think a great gift from my shop is one of my sake sets with a bottle of sake.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I remember wanting to be a marine biologist. I don't think I was ever serious about it though. I always liked art class but, got distracted in high school with theater and wanted to be an actress until I got to college and changed that to being a writer. Then I found ceramics. I think a lot of "creative" people have a hard time focusing on what discipline they choose to pursue. In my case, I pursued what I was told I was "good" at until I found the one thing that really felt right and has proven so since I've been at it for seventeen years now.

What other shops out there do you love?
Claygrl is my good friend Bunny Safari's pottery shop. Her work is a great reflection of her super attitude that is always bright and cheery.

Another ceramic artist is Rae Dunn. Her work is subtle and uses text as imagery in interesting ways.

A lot of other great ceramic etsy people can be found at the EtsyMudTeam link

What does your future hold?
I am selling new work at CraftBoston in March. It is a high end craft market over three days.

Visit Eve's store on Etsy or drop by EveBeharCeramics.com. Don't forget to check out her sale section while you're there.

She is open to custom orders, so if you have something particular in mind don't be shy about it. You can contact her on Etsy or through the e-mail address on her website. In the meantime you can look forward to the new items she has been making, including mugs with some favorite animals featured-cats, dogs, horses, llamas, roosters, sheep, etc!