part two and day two of our road trip up north took us to the heath ceramics studio in saulsalito - a little idyllic artist town that is nestled in the hills along the water right outside of san francisco. i have long been a fan of this timeless tableware and company founded by ceramist, edith heath, in 1948. i was excited that our already busy day allowed for a quick trip to the original studio where the tableware is still produced today. above you can see the door leading to the studio, a few pieces that went home with me (the coffee mugs were a surprise gift from my girlfriend (thank you again, joann!)), and a communal area of the artists' studio.
as you can see from the photos above, the tableware is simple and modern in design, and offered in very muted, earthy colorways. the patterns (or lack thereof) and design make these pieces timeless and quintessential mid-century modern. to this day, i still kick myself for not including heath ceramics on our wedding registry. for now, i will have to patiently collect a complete set over time as these pieces do not come cheap. though, i suppose the timeless design and investment in quality are what make heath ceramics worthy collectibles. while visiting the sausalito studio, i did learn that the studio does offer what they call firsts, seconds, and thirds. firsts will include pieces with no potter flaws, seconds will have a tiny blemish sometimes not immediately noticeable, and thirds will have a tiny, noticeable flaw, with prices accordingly adjusted.
do you guys collect anything?