Tuesday, July 24

HEATH Ceramics

Recently someone gave us a little vase from Heath Ceramics in California. It has the feel of a river rock and the mi-century design of something made by a craftsman. From their website go there now:

Heath Ceramics is one of the few remaining mid-century American potteries still in existence today. They have been making tableware and tile for over a half-century in their Sausalito, California factory.

Edith Heath (1911-2005) founded Heath Ceramics in the mid-forties when following her one-woman show at San Francisco's Palace of the Legion of Honor, her pieces were picked up for sale at Gumps of San Francisco. For the past half-century, Edith's life was dedicated to the craft of ceramics as one distinctly tied to the skill of the artisan. This passion, along with the legacy of her work in stoneware body and glaze development, gives Heath its unique place in ceramics today. Many of Edith Heath's pieces are currently in the collections of museums such as the MOMA in New York City.

In 2003, husband and wife team, Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey purchased Heath Ceramics. Their shared mission was to revitalize the brand, placing strong emphasis on design, while preserving Edith Heath’s handcrafted techniques and classic designs – all while continuing to manufacture Heath products in Sausalito, California. Old molds have been revived and new glazes have been introduced but craftsmanship is still responsible for our product’s unique quality and aesthetic.

1 comment:

Mrs M. said...

Very nice ! thank you for the link :)