Eva Zethraeus (Swedish, b. 1971) is a ceramic artist based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Working primarily in porcelain, she creates exquisite and tenuous biomorphic sculptures that are at the intersection between representational and abstract. Inspired by marine life, Japanese Zen Buddhist gardens and viruses, Zethraeus’ works examine the beauty and phenomena of life cycles and replication, and the unpredictable variances that occur.
Ezeth's work is made in components and assembled, like Beate Kuhne she uses the potters wheel to create her pieces. Her work is also organic in style and aesthetic and like Kitson she is interested in natural forms and takes inspiration from the natural world. I do like these pieces, technically I think they are amazing, her construction is immaculate and it's all made in porcelain. Although there is some variety to the style of her pieces I do feel that using the wheel in the way she does seems to restrict the potential shapes and forms that she can create. I can see why they appeal to people, the pieces echo sea creatures, plant life, organic matter, they are beautiful to look at and slightly uncanny.