Born in Budapest, Hungary, on Nov. 13, 1906, Zeisel's designs are shown in museums and sold in stores around the world and on the Internet. In 2005, she received the National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement by the National Design Museum of the Smithsonian.
Her work is also sold through a family-run online business, Eva Zeisel Originals.
Friends said age did not deter her work. In 2010, two designs released through EvaZeiselOriginals.com — a lounge chair and salt and pepper shakers were featured in Oprah Winfrey's O Magazine. Zeisel was also interviewed for a story in the April 2010 magazine about the sources for her continuing inspirations.
Eva Zeisel's Red Wing Pottery Town and Country Salt and Pepper,
designed 1945-1946, produced 1947-circa 1950
Stratoware was a line of dinnerware created by Eva Zeisel
for Sears during 1941-1942. It is a limited line and very
difficult to find, although a lot of the covered casseroles
seem to show up.
Here are a couple of ads from vintage Sears catalogs
showing some of the pieces in the line.
One of my ads was included in the catalog for an Eva Zeisel exhibition
at the Knoxville Museum of Art back in 2004.
are vintage Fiesta ring handled mugs with an ivory exterior and an
alternate interior glaze. These are generally seen with advertising
promotions for various companies.