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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Heath: Then and Now

[Edith Heath for Heath Ceramics, Coupe dinnerware, 1947. Image from California Design, 1930–1965.]

Continuing with coverage of California Design, 1930–1965: "Living in a Modern Way", here's a peek at some vintage Heath Ceramics pictured in the exhibition catalogue. In the introduction, California pottery, specifically Heath, is spotlighted as a successful, small U.S. enterprise with experimental, artisan roots that grew to influence the mass-produced pieces being made at larger mid-century plants.  

[Images two and three courtesy Heath Ceramics.]

Above, 2011:  Winter Etched samples from the seventh annual Seasonal Collection. Still touched by the hand of a skilled artisan, the glaze here reveals a glimpse of the clay beneath. Available hues for bowls, vases and trays include, Opaque White, Night Sky and Warm Chestnut.

More California flair: Erica and Erica. More 20th-century pottery here and here.

[Photography ©Erica Shires]

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