Heath LA Visit
While down in LA for Dwell on Design this year I had a chance to stop into the Heath Ceramics LA shop to look around, check out the Playmountain show which is up now, and have lunch with Heath's LA honcho, Adam Silverman. I also took a few photos of the space, which was designed by the very talented Angelenos at Commune Design. All told it made for a very nice afternoon and I can't encourage you enough to stop into the shop at 7525 Beverly Boulevard, just past Fairfax. Have a look at the slideshow to see what I saw.
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- Heath Ceramics recently opened a factory and retail location in San Francisco and partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open a cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry.
- Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los Angeles? Good idea. Partnering with Heath Ceramics? Really good idea.
- Heath Ceramics presents Design in Time, a showcase of one-of-a-kind clocks made with eight various collaborators and friends of Heath including Jeff Canham, House Industries, Adam Silverman, Roger…
- Ask anybody who has held so much as a bud vase from Heath Ceramics about the pottery’s charms, and you’re likely to encounter the kind of adoration reserved for treasured family…
- On November 17th, I went to the launch party of a very exciting collaboration between two great shops, Los Angeles design destination OK Gallery and the tightly edited San Francisco menswear…
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.
Sausalito-based ceramics company Heath together with type foundry House Industries recently released these eye-catching address plates, emblazoned with fonts designed by Richard Neutra and Charles and Ray Eames.
- Back in 2009 we ran a conversation with Masamichi Katayama about the incredible Japanese retail design outfit Wonderwall.