Matter of Clay by Einat Nemzoff
I have always loved to engage with design, technology and materials, including clay, glass, plaster, wood and paint. Working with these materials has always felt like a celebration.
Studying Industrial Design at the Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem was a natural and logical choice for me. We studied product design, focusing on purpose, function, proportions, context, materials and explored production technologies.
After graduation, I worked in set design in theater and television for 10 years.
At the same time I began to devote more and more time to ceramics with a direct hands on approach to design.
The majority of my work is done on a potter's wheel: bowls, cups, plates, vases, teapots etc. Once the piece is thrown I add my own photographs, choosing images of texture and recognizable images from nature. The photos that I take and use, feature my hands, my beautiful cousin Tal’s mouth, a woman’s eyes, trees, spiderwebs ,and dry cracked earth. Humor, has always been a serious matter for me and I am looking for that extra wink to add to my work. I hope you will appreciate the joy this brings to my work.
From start to finish, my work is handmade in Brooklyn, NY and my focus is on the overall design and functionality.
My ceramic work is designed for everyday use, including dishwasher and microwave. All the glazes and colors I use are completely food safe.
Please enjoy my finished pieces or contact me to create a custom piece or set designed to your specifications.