The artist and potter, and now Studio Director at Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles, talks with Dwell about his work and inspiration, as well as the personal odyssey that took him from architecture to the kiln.
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Stop by Heath Ceramics for an extraordinary show and sale of Japanese master potter Aikio Nukaga's hand-thrown vessels—featuring one-of-a-kind, fully functional cups, bowls, platters and flower vases. The opening reception is March 12, and Nukaga will be onsite on March 13 for a throwing demonstration.
Heath Ceramics “Open Studio” is offering visitors a chance to explore its fascinating history through guided tours and hands-on tile glazing opportunities. The tours will highlight Heath Ceramics unique handcrafting process with behind-the-scenes demonstrations and talks. Explore how clay is made and glazes are mixed and applied to clay. Watch or participate in the creation process. Discover how specific pieces are formed, and glaze a tile. Meet the owners. Everything in the Heath Ceramics factory store will be 20% off - including
seconds and custom tile orders. Modern Basics tile will be 15% off. In addition to standard dinnerware pieces, the factory will have limited run samples, prototypes and custom pieces by potter Adam Silverman. Handmade ceramic buttons and a small lot of one-of-a-kind tiles designed by founder Edith Heath in the 50s and 60s - proceeds of the special vintage items will benefit the Brian and Edith Heath Foundation.
Sale only: Friday, May 8: 10am to 7pm. Tour only: 12.30pm
Sale and Open Studio Saturday, May 9: 10am to 6pm
Sunday May 10: 11am to 6pm. Tours on the hour.