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Eva Hernández

  • Ceramicist
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Eva Hernández Ceramicist
Contact
Spanish, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Phone:
+34 680256888
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A emotional connection with clay

  • • Eva always wanted to be a sculptor
  • • She compares her need to model clay to a drug addiction
  • • She masters a very personal technique with enamel

Eva Hernández grew up in a family very fond of art. She learned her first techniques from her father, who was a master of enamelling over copper. She has always wanted to be a sculptor and clay gave her the opportunity to create a very personal universe filled with plates, bowls, jars, trays, tableware and funeral urns for animals. “I love to design pieces for everyday life,” says Eva. “I believe that ceramics should be considered a major art since it combines painting, sculpture and enamelling in the fire.” She also feels that everybody has memories of ceramics, while handcrafted clay and enamelling bring to life deep feelings of creation. She is particularly inspired by nature and ancient civilisations.

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Works

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Miniaturas – cuencos (miniature bowls)

These small bowls, crafted from white refractory clays and fired at a high temperature, were finished inside and out with a combination of natural oxide enamels in earth tones applied over a first layer of darker enamel.

Height 8 cm
Diameter 13 cm

Eva Hernández Ceramicist
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Insectos-joya III (Insects-jewel III)

This handmade cup with an irregular surface was created with a combination of white refractory clays and fired at a high temperature. The interior is decorated with hand-drawn insects in enamel and features the kintsugi technique of “golden repair”, highlighting the cracks. The outside of the cup is finished with a copper oxide enamel.

Height 12 cm
Diameter 23 cm

Eva Hernández Ceramicist
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Insectos-joya III (Insects-jewel III)

This handmade cup with an irregular surface was created with a combination of white refractory clays and fired at a high temperature. The interior features the kintsugi technique of “golden repair”, highlighting the cracks. The outside of the cup is finished with a copper oxide enamel.

Height 12 cm
Diameter 23 cm

Eva Hernández Ceramicist
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Y vuelta a volar (And Fly Again)

A variety of birds were painted onto the yellow enamel background of this large, irregularly shaped platter using diluted enamel colours. The platter itself was crafted from white refractory clays and fired at a high temperature.

Height 4 cm
Diameter 45 cm

Eva Hernández Ceramicist
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Sombras cercanas (Nearby Shadows)

This irregularly shaped plate was crafted from white refractory clays and fired at a high temperature. Using enamels of her own creation, Eva painted a monkey climbing a lone branch against a beige background. Random splashes of colour and scattered twigs create a sense of the jungle.

Height 3 cm
Diameter 25 cm

Eva Hernández Ceramicist

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