Heath Ceramics – San Francisco
We recently had the privilege of visiting the San Francisco factory of Heath Ceramics, a pottery company dedicated to creating beautiful and functional pieces in a variety of colors, themes and styles. Founded by Edith Heath in 1948, Heath Ceramics has a passion for mid-century, durable, thoughtfully-designed pottery, which can be found in households, restaurants and museums worldwide. The San Francisco factory employs roughly sixty craftsmen who create pieces that blur the line between tableware and artwork; their mission is to enhance the relationship between the maker of an object, the object itself, and the purchaser of the item. Many factory-produced items are devoid of personality or spirit, whereas the pieces created by Heath Ceramics are infused with the soul and passion of those who shaped and fired them, and it shows in the quality of their work.