Eva enjoyed photographing Steve Smith's workshop on the ancient Raku pottery process. Her photographs of the event include the glazing process and placing the pots in straw just after firing them in the kiln. The resulting fire is smothered to turn the unglazed portions of the pots black.
In Spring 2014 Eva completed a masters degree in English as The University of Toledo and said this of the transition from graduate student to grant writer for Defiance College: "I am currently embarking upon a new career path, finished with my own education for the moment. SwampFire offers a moment of peace for me, a cleansing sort of experience after the stress and challenge of education."