Hi! I’m Elizabeth Eisenstein, a sculptor and potter based in Joshua Tree, CA, and the woman behind ZZIEE Ceramics.
Coming from a fine arts background, I enjoy making work that straddles the divide between pottery and sculpture. I am equally inspired by the work of master 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 my practice. At the end of the day, I simply strive to make funny things out of mud that feel good to hold, look at, and use.
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 and medium to large size dogs, 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 reading my interview over at Wescover.
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 🙂