Field Trip: Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics has made iconic tableware and tile since 1948 and its popularity has seen a real resurgence of late.  When my daughter registered for Heath tableware prior to her wedding this past December, a good friend let me know that she had also registered for Heath nearly fifty years ago when she got married. Today I ventured over to the Heath studio and factory store in Sausalito to help another friend pick out a wedding gift for her daughter’s good friend—ongoing multigenerational adoration of the midcentury classic Heath Ceramics!

Nothing beats heading over the Richmond Bridge on a beautiful spring day.

Then turning towards Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge.

First stop:  Scoma’s in Sausalito

for a Crab Louis salad while watching watercraft like this paddleboard and boarder.

Satiated we headed over to the Heath factory store.

And perused earth-toned plates and bowls.

Neutral pitchers, covered dishes and salt & pepper shakers.

Vibrant house numbers.

Beautiful tiles.

Many shades of blue

and white.

Always interested in a bargain, there were plenty of great “seconds.”  Including these mugs with the low handle which were designed by Edith Heath to accommodate holding a cigarette as she enjoyed a cup of coffee.

We left with the intended wedding gift as well as a few Mother’s Day gifts–for ourselves!

If you’re interested in picking up some Heath for yourself or someone else—this weekend everything is 15% off in their Sausalito, San Francisco and Los Angeles showrooms.

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  1. Posted June 11, 2013 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    I adore Heath <3
    We registered for their dinnerware when we got married 5 years ago, and we've lost a few plates so far..but all and all I am so happy to have beautiful dishes to use everyday. So worth it!

    • kathryn
      Posted June 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

      They are really beautiful, aren’t they? They seem like a perfect fit for your location.

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.