Heath Ceramics, an Enduring Mid-Century Modern Icon
In the past six decades, Heath Ceramics has grown to become an icon of mid-century modern design. But in their small, low-ceilinged factory in Sausalito, little has changed.
Dig up dirt, mold into desired shape, apply heat. With that kind of recipe, it’s no wonder ceramics have been around for 27,000 years. Sure, you might know the material from DIY pottery and kindergarten art classes, but these days a handful of companies are producing high-quality ceramics that manage to toe the line between stark minimalism and natural roughness. Here are our eight favorites from both ends of the spectrum.