krDESIGNco loves Heath Ceramics

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

I was introduced to Heath Ceramics years ago while visiting a girlfriend in Berkeley, California.  We spent a day at their Sausalito factory and showroom and I was immediately in awe.  Founded in 1948 by Edith Heath, Heath Ceramics is known for handcrafting tile and tableware for those who appreciate classic, modern design paired with functionality.

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Heath’s pieces live in the permanent collection of the MoMA as well as in hotels, restaurants, retailers and homes that focus on exceptional design.

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Since Edith Heath became the first non-architect to win the prestigious AIA Gold Medal Award for the exterior tile on Pasadena’s Norton Simon museum, Heath’s ceramic tile has been known for its high quality and design-leading aesthetics.

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Interior of Skirkanich Hall at University of Pennsylvania

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Residential home exterior by Addison Strong

Heath Ceramics is one of the few remaining mid-century American potteries still in existence today.  Not only am I drawn to their work because I love the form, color, pattern and texture of everything Heath creates, I am also inspired by Edith Heath’s vision and impact as a strong and talented woman making her mark by following her dreams.

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Please visit the Heath Ceramics website at http://www.heathceramics.com/heath/ I hope that you’ll appreciate their work as much as I do!

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