Eva’s influence as a woman, Industrial Designer, and maker of beautiful things has been recognized time and time again over her 90+ year career.


Faculty Positions

The New School: Parsons, NYC.

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NYC.

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.

Royal College of Art, London, England.




1983 Senior Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts.

1988 Honorary Doctorate, Royal College of Art, London, England.

1991 Honorary Doctorate, Parsons School of Design, New School University, NYC.

1997 Personal Recognition Award, Industrial Designers Society of America.

1998 Binns Medal for Excellence in Ceramic Art, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, New York.

2000 Bronze Apple Award, Industrial Design Society of America.

2001 Honorary Member, American Ceramic Society
Street in Schramberg, Germanym renamed Eva-Zeisel-Straße.

2002 Living Legend Award, Pratt Institute, NYC.
Russel Wright Award for Design Excellence, Manitoga: The Russel Wright Design Center, Garrison, New York.

2004 Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary.
Honorary Doctorate, University of Craft and Design, Budapest.
Honorary Royal Designer for Industry, Royal Society of Arts, London.

2005 Honorary Doctorate, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.
Lifetime Achievement Award, National Design Awards, Copper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, NYC.

2009 Visionary Award, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC.