A few friends and colleagues suggested we try a testimonial page! Here are a few responses we have received in regards to working and learning with Eva. Thanks everybody!

TESTIMONIALS
“Eva is fluent with her materials and in my experience her expertise is not just in craft but also in teaching. She is warm, patient, and always has an eye on the process. In the workshop I took I learned so much about the versatility, character, and beauty of natural finishes. Can’t wait to take another workshop soon!” -Eli Stein

I have taken a few finishing classes and have worked with Eva. She has fantastic color intuition and is patient and helpful to clients. As an instructor, her explanations are clear and to the point–she had me making plaster and smoothing it on the wall within an hour. I have also helped her make natural paints and had the pleasure of painting with natural, clay based paint and it was such a nice experience! The paint spread smooth and thick without the smells of traditional, chemical paints. The best part about using and working with natural finishes is not being exposed to dangerous chemicals. With Eva’s expertise and clear explanations, you’ll learn how to do things yourself, so when you get tired of a color after several years, you can take on the project and make the magic happen!” -Alex Tomaselli

“Plastering with Eva is an amazing and mind-opening experience. She approaches the walls with such a creative mindset that makes you walk away feeling confident and ready to experiment.” -Emily Jantzen

“Learning from and working with Eva Edleson is simply a joy. Eva’s playful energy, creative artistry, inspiring leadership is supported by her rich depth of experience working with natural building materials and methods. As a student of Eva’s, you will learn about raw materials, recipes and applications. And as a fellow seeker of knowledge she will support your journey to build your own relationship with these materials that will allow you freedom to create your own unique beauty.”
Sukita Reay Crimmel
Author
Earthen Floors-A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice
Natural builder
Creator of Claylin, a ready mix earthen floor product

“I studied natural finishes with Eva starting in 2011, and since then we’ve worked together on many wonderful projects from Portland to Eugene and in between. Not only is she equipped with exceptional skill and knowledge, Eva’s got a magnetic personality, a contagious passion for these materials and techniques, and an effortless way about teaching people to unlock their ability and create high-quality work. She’s a pioneer in this field and I am continually inspired by her dedication to refining her craft–and to having fun doing it.” -Emidio Cantalupo