Eva Zeisel Famous Quotes & Sayings

24 Eva Zeisel Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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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 made it harder to communicate emotions through design. Eva Zeisel Sayings: Modernism, rebelling against the ornament of the 19th century, limited the vocabulary of the designer.
When you have clay in your hands, it's hard to avoid making birds. Eva Zeisel Sayings: When you have clay in your hands, it's hard to avoid making birds.
Everything I do is a direct creation of my hands, whether it is made in wood, plaster or clay. Eva Zeisel Sayings: Everything I do is a direct creation of my hands, whether it is made in
When I design something, I think of it as a gift to somebody else. Eva Zeisel Sayings: When I design something, I think of it as a gift to somebody else.
My designs are meant to attract the hand as well as the eye. Eva Zeisel Sayings: My designs are meant to attract the hand as well as the eye.
My work is very bodily. It's not a shell, but a body. Eva Zeisel Sayings: My work is very bodily. It's not a shell, but a body.
If you think of beautiful things, you're not sad. Eva Zeisel Sayings: If you think of beautiful things, you're not sad.
If you want to be creative, don't try to do something new. Doing something new means NOT doing what's been done before, and that's a negative impulse. Negative impulses are frustrating. They're the opposite of creativity, and they never yield good ideas ... Eva Zeisel Sayings: If you want to be creative, don't try to do something new. Doing something new
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 there are innumerable equally attractive solutions. Eva Zeisel Sayings: The designer must understand that form does not follow function nor does form follow a
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 like the mother of many well-behaved children. Eva Zeisel Sayings: When I met my designs in the market of a remote village in the West
Men have no concept of how to design things for the home. Women should design the things they use. Eva Zeisel Sayings: Men have no concept of how to design things for the home. Women should design
Art has more ego to it than what I do. Eva Zeisel Sayings: Art has more ego to it than what I do.
The pleasure of making things beautiful or useful involves your feelings as well as your thinking. When your original sketch evolves into a tangible, three-dimensional object, your heart is anxiously following the process of your work. And the love involved in making it is conveyed to those for whom you made it. Eva Zeisel Sayings: The pleasure of making things beautiful or useful involves your feelings as well as your
The playful search for beauty. Eva Zeisel Sayings: The playful search for beauty.
I think with my hands. I design things to be touched-not for a museum. A piece is ready when it has the shape of something to cherish. Eva Zeisel Sayings: I think with my hands. I design things to be touched-not for a museum. A
I am a maker of useful things. Eva Zeisel Sayings: I am a maker of useful things.
I made the things particularly because I wanted them to see the world. Eva Zeisel Sayings: I made the things particularly because I wanted them to see the world.
My time in Weimar Berlin was the most elegant in my life. I would have parties for a hundred people - writers, scientists, artists. Eva Zeisel Sayings: My time in Weimar Berlin was the most elegant in my life. I would have
Beautiful things make people happy. Eva Zeisel Sayings: Beautiful things make people happy.
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 an aesthetic concept. Eva Zeisel Sayings: I don't call myself an 'industrial designer,' because I'm other things. Industrial designers want to
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 support myself. Eva Zeisel Sayings: If I hadn't been a designer, I'd have been a painter. I began as a
I never wanted to do something grotesque. I never wanted to shock. I wanted my audience to be happy, to be kind. Eva Zeisel Sayings: I never wanted to do something grotesque. I never wanted to shock. I wanted my
I don't know the difference between working and not working. Eva Zeisel Sayings: I don't know the difference between working and not working.
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 the Schmoo salt and pepper shakers, or brother and sister like the Birdie salt and peppers, or cousins, like most of my dinnerware sets. Eva Zeisel Sayings: I don't like to design single objects. I like my pieces to have a relationship