January 2, 2012

Eva Zeisel, Designer and Artist: 1906-2011

Photo by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Photo by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times


The New York Times

: Eva Zeisel, a ceramic artist whose elegant, eccentric designs for dinnerware in the 1940s and ’50s helped to revolutionize the way Americans set their tables, died on Friday in New City, N.Y. She was 105. Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Jean Richards. Ms. Zeisel (pronounced ZY-sel), along with designers like Mary and Russel Wright and Charles and Ray Eames, brought the clean, casual shapes of modernist design into middle-class American homes with furnishings that encouraged a postwar desire for fresh, less formal styles of living. To continue reading the article, visit



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