Hi! I’m Elizabeth Eisenstein, a potter based near Joshua Tree, CA, and the maker behind ZZIEE Ceramics.
Coming from a fine arts background, I enjoy making work that straddles the divide between pottery and sculpture, while drawing inspiration from the textures, colors, and shapes of the Mojave desert. Every object is handmade by me on my potter’s wheel and fired in my home studio.
Though ceramics is my main focus, my background is in fine art, photography in particular. For nearly two years I worked as a production potter at MazAmar Art Pottery in Pioneertown, CA, where I got to hone my skills on the wheel and make lots of mugs. Currently, when I’m not in my home studio, I can be found hiking in the National Park, exploring the desert east of Wonder Valley, or sitting on my back porch watching the sunset. The desert landscape is a major influence on my work, so I try to immerse myself in it as much as possible.
I also really like cats, am a big Dodger fan, like to shoot pool, and dream of owning a Datsun 240z some day.
You can learn more about me and my practice by checking out these interviews:
Cowboys and Indians Magazine
Commissions and collaborations of all sorts are always welcome, so feel free to contact me using the form here. Or just send me a message and say hi, because I like that too.
Note: If you are interested in a product that is out of stock, please send me a message and I’ll see what I can do :)