Eva Pelechová (*1984) first studied ceramic design at the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Uherské Hradiště, CZ, on which she followed up in the Studio of Ceramics and Porcelain at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (2004–2010), with internships at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, the Academy of Arts, Tallinn, EE, and the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, DE. Before founding a conceptual design manufacture Hidden Factory together with ceramic designer and teacher Gabriel Vach, jr., in 2012 Pelechová engaged in performance art at the Muffathalle, Munich, under the direction of Dali Touiti. In 2016 she led the Studio of Ceramic Design at the Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia at Pilsen, as guest professor. In 2017, Pelechová became the director of the International Symposium of Ceramics in Bechyně, CZ, which has since seen two installments under her leadership.
Pelechová participates regularly in international group exhibitions and symposia. Standout events include in 2010 and 2018, the European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, DK; in 2012, the 48th Ceramics Symposium (BOK), Boleslawiec, PL; in 2014, the Waking-up Dragon exhibition, National Gallery Prague; in 2015, Pelechová took part in the Gmunden Ceramics Symposium, AT, the same year and a year on she exhibited at the 59th and 60th MIC Faenza Prize, in 2019 participated in the 1st International Ceramics Symposium in Sheki, AZ, and The Inner Colour, Installation and Performance Festival, Montelupo Fiorentino, IT, and in 2020 was invited to show her work at the Beijing Guozhong Ceramic Art Museum.
Pelechová holds several prestigious awards and competition placements, e.g., 1st prizes from the Rosenthal Design Award and the 25° Grottaglie Prize, Honourable mention at the International Ceramics Festival 17 Mino, JP, or placing among finalists at the Taiwan Ceramics Biennial International Competition.
Her work is represented internationally, e.g., at the International Ceramics Studio Kecskemét, HU, the ICCA Blanc de Chine, Dehua, CN, the International Museum of Ceramics, Grottaglie, IT, the MIC Faenza, IT, the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, TW, the International Ceramic Center, Boleslawiec, or the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague. Pelechová is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and lives and works in Prague.