In this engaging film, documentary filmmaker Jyll Johnstone explores the amazing life of the centenarian industrial designer Eva Zeisel. The film follows Zeisel’s life from her birth in Hungary in 1906 through her career as she moved from Berlin to the Soviet Union (where she was imprisoned for a time) to New York City in the 1950s.
This film is a look into Zeisel’s design work, fascinating life history and creative personality. Film critic, Sam Ball calls Zeisel’s personality “as daring and persuasive as her designs.”
Throwing Curves ~ Eva Zeisel (2002) is a must-see for anyone interested in design,
ceramics and the delicate balance of motherhood and having a career in the arts. Free
with Museum Membership or admission. This film is held in conjunction with the exhibition Eva Zeisel: The Shape of Life on view through May 10, 2009 and is free with Museum Membership or admission.
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