Find the best quotes by Eva Zeisel.
My work is very bodily. It’s not a shell, but a body.
Art has more ego to it than what I do.
When I met my designs in the market of a remote village in the West Indies, or in the airport restaurant in Zurich, I felt…
When I design something, I think of it as a gift to somebody else.
My time in Weimar Berlin was the most elegant in my life. I would have parties for a hundred people – writers, scientists, artists.
Men have no concept of how to design things for the home. Women should design the things they use.
The designer must understand that form does not follow function nor does form follow a production process. For every use and for every production process…
I never wanted to do something grotesque. I never wanted to shock. I wanted my audience to be happy, to be kind.
I don’t know the difference between working and not working.
Modernism, rebelling against the ornament of the 19th century, limited the vocabulary of the designer. Modernism emphasized straight lines, eliminating the expressive S curve. This…
I don’t call myself an ‘industrial designer,’ because I’m other things. Industrial designers want to make novel things. Novelty is a concept of commerce, not…
When you have clay in your hands, it’s hard to avoid making birds.
My designs are meant to attract the hand as well as the eye.
If I hadn’t been a designer, I’d have been a painter. I began as a painter and learned the craft of pottery in order to…
I am a maker of useful things.
Beautiful things make people happy.
I don’t like to design single objects. I like my pieces to have a relationship to each other. They can be mother and child, like…
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