Thursday, June 25, 2009
Age Is just A Number
Ceramicist Eva Zeisel doesn't let the fact that she is 102 years old get in the way of what she loves doing, designing. Her recent collaboration with The Rug Company has re-produced three of her ceramic pieces into hand-knotted carpets. Her famous 1952 belly-button inspired room divider, Dimple Spindle, in rug form is shown behind Zeisel. The Hungarian born designer began throwing pottery as a teenager, worked as an apprentice in Germany and Russia and came to the U.S. in 1938 to teach ceramics at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She rose to fame in the 1940's when she was asked to create a collection for Castleton China in partnership with the Museum of Modern Art. Image from Metropolitan Home.