Thursday, August 27, 2009

Artisan Spotlight: Heath Ceramics

You look up the word artisan in the dictionary (who does that anymore) and I bet you’ll find a picture of Edith Heath.  A true pioneer in both stoneware and business, this lady was nothing if not an artist!  Get to know her better here.  The company she founded, Heath Ceramics, has had new owners since 2003, but Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey are working hard to keep Edith’s Sausalito dream alive! 

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Renowned for their tableware, it is, of course, the tile series that I dream about!  Each tile seems to have it’s own personality.  With pieces from the very warm and textured………

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……to the very bright and modern, the folks at Heath know how to make some tile! 

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They’ve only been doing it since the mid-forties.  Not porcelain or ceramic, these stoneware beauties are vitreous making them tough enough to be used outdoors! 

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And dinnerware to match my backsplash?  Pure genius!

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Buy at the Sausalito Factory & Store, the new Los Angeles Studio & Store, or online. 

Please support the tile arts and visit Heath Ceramics website!  All photos courtesy Heath Ceramics.

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