I’ve been drooling over the Heath Ceramics catalog all morning and thought I ought to share. The company’s beautiful ceramics are known for their modernist lines and rich, earthy color palette. I love a company with history and Heath certainly fits the bill. The last of the famous mid-century California potteries still producing their original ware, Heath pieces are still hand-crafted in their original studio in Sausalito, California using the same clay body Edith Heath developed fifty-some years ago. The handsome, clean designs are Bauhaus inspired yet still manage to retain a lovely handmade feel. I’d like to someday collect their “coupe” pattern (below) which was launched in 1948 and has been in production ever since.
On a side note, those of you who haven’t been to Sausalito it’s an absolute must—California’s answer to Italy’s Amalfi Coast sitting just across the Golden Gate from San Francisco. Heath has a factory store there that I’m dying to go back and visit!