Ceramic Tile with Modern Tradition Bay Area modernist have a great source for classic hand made artisan pottery, tableware, bowls, tile, mugs and vases in Sausalito, California. Heath Ceramics was founded in 1948 by Edith Heath after her work was stocked by the Gump's store in San Francisco. Edith’s tradition of combining hand crafted ceramics with modernist style continues at the production factory and store in Sausalito. INSTUDIO interior design directors Samuel Fleming Lewis and Stephen Kladder visited the store after a client suggested that she wanted to use Heath Ceramics tile as a backsplash for a kitchen remodel. Although the designers had visited the facility before there were several new products that the designers hadn’t seen in person. Along with standard square and rectangle shaped tiles was modern classic three inch by nine inch Oval Shaped Tile, Concave Diamond Tile , Bowtie Shaped Tile, Diamond Shaped Tile and the simple elegant CreaseOut and CreaseIn designs. “Dwell Patterns” are new offerings with geometric shapes in collaboration with Dwell Magazine. The Dual Glaze Tiles that add lively color and texture to otherwise plain tiles are a new favorite of INSTUDIO. Beautiful colors and distinctive glazes have been a trademark of Heath Ceramics that continues today. Visit the Sausalito Factory & Store 499 Gate Five Road, Telephone 415 332.3732 x13 www.heathceranics.com instudiosf.com
Heath Ceramics is a manufacturer of artisan pottery including tableware, bowls, tile, mugs and vases in California. Heath Ceramics was founded in 1948 by Edith Heath (19112005) in Sausalito, California after her work was stocked by the Gump's store in San Francisco. The company currently has a production factory and store in Sausalito, California and a ceramics studio and store in Los Angeles, California. Heath Ceramics is owned by Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey,  and is known for its  and handcrafted stoneware. Bailey, who purchased the company in 2004, described Heath's wares as maintaining a tradition of utility and beauty that is "true to the materials." Innovative Alice Waters, founder and chef of the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, uses dinnerware produced by Heath Ceramics in the restaurant. 
Heath Ceramics has begun collaborating with other artists and designers. Heath has partnered with potter Adam Silverman to direct its onsite studio in Los Angeles. The designer Christina Kim collaborated with Heath Ceramics in a project "to translate the ethereal spirit of her 'Phases of the Moon' fashion collection into ceramics." in 2005 The Los Angeles Heath store carries the company's dinnerware, serving pieces, and vases, as well as original pieces in ceramic and other media including handblown glass and textiles. The store also hosts shows by other ceramic artists. The store hosted a community event, in 2009, with Charles Phoenix, the retrohistorian vintage slide collector, and local history entertainer.  Heath Ceramics has taken measures to minimize its environmental impact during production including firing its clay at lower temperatures, reusing clay scraps, and
recycling water, and in transportation by using paper instead of styrofoam as the packing material.