Tea and Talk: Soul Contact: Life With Eva Zeisel

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 2:00PM
For Morris Museum Members

Join Jean Richards— actress, children’s book author, and daughter of ceramic design doyenne Eva Zeisel (American, b. Hungary, 1906-2011) —in conversation with Ronald T. Labaco, Chief Curator of the Morris Museum, about the extraordinary life of one of the 20th century’s most prolific industrial designers. Renowned for her organic dinnerware forms with soft curves that invite “soul contact,” Eva Zeisel also gained notoriety in a male-dominated field with such statements as, “Men have no concept of how to design things for the home. Women should design the things they use.” Active for over 80 years, she died in 2011 at the age of 105.

Learn more about the related exhibition: Eva Zeisel: A Century of Designing Elegance (January 9 – May 17, 2020).

This free lecture is for Morris Museum Members only.  Become a Member.

Following the talk, we will be screening Throwing Curves – Eva Zeisel, a 2002 documentary about Zeisel’s life directed by Jyll Johnstone.

Advance registration required.

Image Credits: 
Left: Eva Zeisel with Jean Richards
Right: Eva Zeisel,  Town and Country Salt and Pepper Shakers
Photos courtesy of Eva Zeisel Archives


Apr 15 2020


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm