ZZIEE Ceramics is the work of Elizabeth Eisenstein, a sculptor and potter based in Joshua Tree, CA. Coming from a fine arts background, she enjoys making work that straddles the divide between pottery and sculpture. As a result, she creates objects that are too functional for many art galleries, and perhaps too dysfunctional for traditional home-goods stores. She is equally inspired by the work of master Japanese potters, and that of first-graders. Consequently, a reverence for the medium, combined with an inquisitive and playful approach in the studio, is integral to her practice.
Working with clay offers many avenues for experimentation and exploration, be it through textural surface enrichment, alternative firing techniques, or utilizing color theory when it comes to choosing glazes. Each step along the way provides an opportunity to take an aesthetic or technical risk and see where it leads. At the end of the day, she simply strives to make funny things out of mud that feel good to hold, look at, and use.
Though ceramics are her main focus, her background is in fine art, photography in particular. She is also freelance lifestyle photographer and occasional web designer. She also really likes cats and medium to large size dogs, and dreams of owning a Datsun 240z.
Commissions and collaborations of all sorts are always welcome, so feel free to contact her using the form here. Or just send her a message and say hi, because she likes that too.
Note: If you are interested in a product that is out of stock, I take orders! Just send me a message…
You can find my work at the following stores and galleries:
4333 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
261 Wayne Avenue
Dayton, OH 45402
1201 West Leland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
311 Front Street
Greenport, NY 11944