Field Trip: Heath Ceramics

August 15, 2012

Tour of Heath Ceramics

Sometimes I forget how lucky we are in the Bay Area. We have amazing shops and factories here in San Francisco. A few weeks ago we took a tour of Heath Ceramics while we were sourcing dinnerware for a client. When you walk through the space you realize how small the factory is for the amount they produce. A fun fact: The factory is located on a former wartime ship yard in Sausalito that was left plenty of scrap metal on the property – Heath converted a lot of the scrap that was left into factory parts and equipment, all of which remains onsite today. Edith Heath, the founder created all of new colors for each season until she passed away in 2005. The company now produces each line with Edith in mind. My current favorite color is the citron – it’s a lovely pop of color that feel fresh and modern!

Here are a few pictures from our tour. If you come to SF be sure to check out the Sausalito factory store or the brand new San Francisco flagship in Potrero Hill (it’s breathtaking).