Ahowcasing amazing female artists who inspire me. I first ran into her work on a trip to the UK. Lucie Rie fled Nazi Vienna in 1938 for London. Read this amazing article on Lucie Rei at craft and culture’s blog. Not only a pioneer in ceramics but a courageous woman who fled Vienna as it could be toxic for a young woman in the arts. She was direct and would not be silenced, self-confident but did not grandstand. Her sense of objects of beauty surrounding your world was a design conscious standard in her work. She was born March 16 1902.