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Eva Zethraeus

Eva Zethraeus Ceramicist
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Swedish, English, Spanish
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+46 704018493
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Exploring the science of nature

  • • Eva works mainly with porcelain clay and glazes
  • • She is fascinated by mathematics, science and nature
  • • Her focus is on the continuous research of form

Eva Zethraeus grew up first in England and later in Madrid, Spain. When she first visited the Prado Museum at the age of 11, she was completely taken by Hieronymous Bosch’s painting El Jardin de las Delicias, an inspiration ever since. “At first I started painting and drawing, but during courses in Sweden I tried ceramics, and continued to work with the technique," she says. She then studied ceramics at the College of Applied Arts and Crafts in Gothenburg, and three-dimensional work has been her main professional focus since then. “I work with porcelain and make my sculptures by throwing on the wheel, then altering and assembling many parts to make larger, more complicated pieces.”

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Works

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Blue Bulbus

Eva draws her inspiration from many areas, but the common denominators are always nature, science and mathematics. This thrown sculpture, crafted from altered and assembled porcelain with a platinum lustre, is part of an ongoing investigation into form and the complicated nature of the ceramic-making process.

Height 17 cm
Length 19 cm
Width 16 cm

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Cobalt Cluster

Eva draws her inspiration from many areas, but the common denominators are always nature, science and mathematics. Recently, her work has focused on the golden ratio as well as her fascination for the Fibonacci sequence that occurs in nature. This blue, thrown sculpture, crafted from altered and assembled porcelain with a platinum lustre, is an example of her ongoing exploration of form and technique.

Height 24 cm
Length 33 cm
Width 24 cm

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Cobalt Sinuate Cluster

In recent years, Eva’s work has focused on a study of the golden ratio and a continued investigation into the Fibonacci sequence occurring in nature. This series of objects also drew on research into the structure of viruses. Designed according to mathematical precepts, this thrown, altered and assembled porcelain sculpture explores the theme of recurrence, raising questions about the definition of harmony, asking why some forms are appealing and others are not.

Height 41 cm
Diameter 37 cm

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Green Sinuate Cluster

The most recent inspiration behind Eva’s designs is the structure of viruses. She finds an undeniable beauty in the viral life cycle, and the way these microscopic clusters of genes and proteins make their way around the world by infecting their hosts. Designed according to mathematical precepts, this thrown, altered and assembled porcelain sculpture explores the theme of recurrence, raising questions about the definition of harmony, asking why some forms are appealing and others are not.

Height 33 cm
Diameter 26 cm

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Lavender Seedling

In recent years, Eva’s work has focused on a study of the golden ratio and a continued investigation into the Fibonacci sequence occurring in nature. Designed according to mathematical precepts, this thrown, altered and assembled porcelain sculpture explores the theme of recurrence, raising questions about the definition of harmony, asking why some forms are appealing and others are not. The tip of each protuberance has been finished with platinum lustre.

Height 23 cm
Diameter 20 cm

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