Eva Radulova works in the field of ceramic design, under the brand name ERADU. Her main focus is on tableware, with strict attention to pure contemporary lines and forms. Bulgarian-born Eva uses fine materials like porcelain and bone china, which most of the time she likes to enhance with colour.
The Object: Sake set, 2015
Bottle – 15.5 cm h x 6.5 diameter at base, cup – 6 cm h x 5.5 diameter at base. Porcelain. Bottle £35, cup £25 , set (one bottle and four cups) – £115
Eva found inspiration in Japanese prints to design her sake set, with Hokusai’s celebrated Great Wave off Kanagawa as a central source of ideas. A two-dimensional image, Eva has imagined it as a three-dimensional form, reflected in the outlines of her bottle and cup. She also ‘borrows’ the notion of the tripod as a common and stable shape. These forms are then created using slipcasting to create elegant shapes. This ceramic forming technique replicates Eva’s designs to the very best quality, and adding vivid pigments to the casting slip then allows her to play with colours, to enrich the shapes she’s designed. A clear glaze adds a final spark.
Included by Make it British as one of the top 25 British Ceramic Brands in 2017.
Eva Radulova on her Signature Style
‘My sake set is the point of origin for the design direction in my tableware ranges. My eclectic ‘Reflect’ range is based on the sake set shape and inspired by the everlasting design fusion of East and West. ‘Reflect’ consists of several groups of objects – a sushi set, a sake set and one for everyday dining. I aim for urban simplicity, clear lines and minimalistic silhouettes, enhanced with the wave detail as dripping ripples at the base of vessels. Each new shape I create is a natural extension to the range, in modish greys and contrasting vibrant colours.’
Eva uses elegant colours and minimal shapes to create stylish tableware, characterised and defined by her simplicity of form. Preston Fitzgerald (curator and collector)