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San Francisco Chronicle

August 2016

San Francisco Chronicle

August 2016

Designing Tartine Manufactory at Heath SF

Allison McCarthy did a deep dive on the design behind Tartine Manufactory, our latest addition to the Heath Building in San Francisco. Take a look to learn about our building’s history and our vision for the space, including a focus on the architecture master mind Charles Hemminger, the brilliant Commune Design, and the collaboration with Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson of Tartine.

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    San Francisco Chronicle

    Wall Street Journal

    July 2016

    Wall Street Journal

    July 2016

    Behind the scenes at Tartine Manufactory

    Gabe Ulla for the Wall Street Journal took a behind-the-scenes look at Tartine Manufactory, our latest addition to the Heath Building in San Francisco. It’s a great exploration into the collaboration and similarities between Heath and Tartine, focusing on manufacturing and craft principles.

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      Wall Street Journal

      Remodelista

      June and July 2016

      Remodelista

      June and July 2016

      Two great highlights on Remodelista by Meredith Swinehart highlighted two of our big collaborations of 2016, Heath for Hygge and West wallpaper and the Jacob May for Heath Nomad Collection.

      read the full article on wallpaper here
      read the full article on the Nomad Collection here

        Remodelista

        Vogue

        June 2016

        Vogue

        June 2016

        Best places to register

        We’re thrilled to be featured on Vogue’s “22 Best Places to Register for Your Wedding,” written by Samantha Rees. (For more information on registries at Heath, click here.)

        read the full article here

          Vogue

          Catherine Bailey’s guide to SF

          May 2016

          Catherine Bailey’s guide to SF

          May 2016

          Catherine Bailey’s guide to SF

          Catherine Bailey, Creative director and co-owner of Heath, was featured in “An Insider’s Guide to San Francisco” by Merritt Watts. Full of fantastic suggestions of places to visit, eat, and shop from smart folks, this guide is handy and informative for San Francisco visitors and locals alike.

          read the full article here

            Catherine Bailey’s guide to SF

            Architectural Digest

            February 2016

            Architectural Digest

            February 2016

            Tips for designing with tile

            Lindsey Mather interviewed Catherine Bailey for her article on Architectural Digest, “How to Create the Bathroom Tile Design of Your Dreams.” Featuring tips and tricks for tile installations (of all kinds), this indispensable feature is an excellent guide to read when starting your own design process.

            read the full article here

              Architectural Digest

              Design Matters

              November 2015

              Design Matters

              November 2015

              Debbie Millman, who runs the Design Matters podcast, sat down with Robin and Catherine to talk about our design and company history and philosophy. Bonus: a little extra background on how the duo got started in the field.

              listen to the podcast here

                Design Matters

                KQED Art School

                November 2015

                KQED Art School

                November 2015

                For KQED’s Art School series, filmmaker Jon Brown made this excellent behind-the-scenes video on Brendan Monroe’s sculptures made with our Heath Clay Studio for his recent Morphology show at the Boiler Room (Sept. 25 – Oct. 25, 2015). We love how this video captures the spirit of Brendan’s creativity as his ideas moved from sketches to clay, and it’s mesmerizing to watch how his experiments with pouring layered glazes took shape in the kiln.

                watch the video here

                  KQED Art School

                  National Public Radio

                  October 2015

                  National Public Radio

                  October 2015

                  Heath Ceramics featured on All Things Considered for receiving the 2015 National Design Award

                  We were so proud to accept the 2015 National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement from the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum. And honored to be featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, with Madalit del Barco’s profile on the award “Cooper Hewitt Honors Colorful California Ceramics Company.” Hear (or read) a brief history of Heath by Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic as they talk about manufacturing in California and creating enduring products of good design.

                  read the full article here

                  National Public Radio

                  LA Times

                  October 2015

                  LA Times

                  October 2015

                  More than surface material, tile-driven design makes great spaces

                  We spent the past two years obsessing over tile to write our latest book, Tile Makes the Room. Not over just our own that we make here in San Francisco, but we looked globally to understand what tile can do for design. Carren Jao at the Los Angeles Times spoke with us about the range and depth tile can provide, featuring stunning images from the book.

                  read the full article here

                  LA Times

                  Remodelista

                  September 2015

                  Remodelista

                  September 2015

                  What is it about tile that we love so much?

                  We design and handcraft tile in our SF Factory & Showroom, where we also think deeply and broadly about how tile can be used for great design all over the world. It’s the subject of our recently published book, Tile Makes the Room, and we spoke with Remodelista about all the ways that tile uniquely transforms spaces.

                  read the full article here

                  Remodelista

                  Cool Hunting

                  September 2015

                  Cool Hunting

                  September 2015

                  Thoughts on how and why we wrote Tile Makes the Room

                  Our new book, Tile Makes the Room, isn’t only about how we at Heath design and manufacture great tile. It’s our perspective on tile’s role in good design, showcasing beautiful photographs of examples world-wide. Take a look at this profile on our project over at Cool Hunting, written by Julie Wolfson (and get a sneak peek at what’s inside the book).

                  read the full article here

                  Cool Hunting

                  Entrepreneur Magazine

                  November 2014

                  Entrepreneur Magazine

                  November 2014

                  How This Ceramics Company Is Moving Forward By Scaling Back

                  Ever wondered how to talk about our business strategy? Here's a great, smart piece on what Heath does. It’s not just the great things we produce, but the thinking that goes into the way we run our business..."a targeted strategy that points the way to a lasting legacy.”

                  read the full article here

                    Entrepreneur Magazine

                    San Francisco Chronicle

                    November 2014

                    San Francisco Chronicle

                    November 2014

                    A table setting that’s hella NorCal

                    When the Chronicle came to Heath to ask us to help “set” a California-festive table, we held the shoot at Catherine and Robin's SF office. It included lots of great dinnerware and Heath Home products, along with some beautiful vintage items (love that yellow fondue pot) from Catherine and the Heath team.

                    read the full article here

                    San Francisco Chronicle

                    New York Times

                    November 2014

                    New York Times

                    November 2014

                    A sneak peek into Design Series Two: Between Form and Function.

                    New York Times explored Heath Clay Studio director Tung Chiang's year-long exploration of the multi-stem vase, which he did for Design Series Two: Between Form and Function.

                    read the full article here

                      New York Times

                      The American Edit

                      August 2014

                      The American Edit

                      August 2014

                      Heath Ceramics: San Francisco Tile Factory

                      The Heath Studio serves as a creative space to explore what Heath is and what it can be. The studio is self sufficient but set within the factory to increase interaction between the artistic, manufacturing, and selling processes. Heath is a perfect example of an end-to-end and wholly vertical process – there is no distance between making and selling.

                      read the full article here

                      The American Edit

                      Afar

                      August 2014

                      Afar

                      August 2014

                      San Francisco's New Design Stars

                      The center of the city’s craft movement, I had been told, was here, at the Heath Ceramics complex. Heath co-owners Catherine Bailey and her husband, Robin Petravic, had converted a former industrial laundry into a kind of modern makers’ dream—a collection of light-filled studios, including Culbertson and Tucker’s, set around the vast and airy tile factory. Bailey, a former designer, and Petravic had bought the struggling Heath Ceramics company in 2003 and quickly transformed it, preserving the firm’s high-quality, small-batch ethos and rustic aesthetic—matte-glazed dinnerware with a raw edge—while expanding its range.

                      read the full article here

                        Afar

                        Cherry Bombe

                        Fall 2013

                        Cherry Bombe

                        Fall 2013

                        Cherry Bombe is a beautifully designed biannual magazine that celebrates women and food—those who grow it, make it, serve it, style it, enjoy it and everything in between.

                        There are plenty of examples of new owners buying a venerable but faded name, strip-mining it for a logo and a backstory, and tossing the rest. Bailey and Petravic took the opposite track, slowly and deliberately rebuilding the business while safeguarding its essentials: the local, the handmade, the craft, the beauty that comes from thoughtful, functional design.

                        read the full article here

                        Cherry Bombe

                        TRNK New York City

                        November 2013

                        TRNK New York City

                        November 2013

                        Interview with Robin Petravic, Co-Owner of Heath Ceramics

                        The new Heath Ceramics headquarters, located in San Francisco’s Mission District, redefines the meaning of ‘concept store.’ Located on the ground level of a converted warehouse space, visitors can shop Heath’s entire collection of ceramic housewares, while sipping on Blue Bottle coffee, or lounging in one of the store’s lovely seating areas.

                        We toured the new Heath studios with Robin, and sat down to talk inspiration, motivation and the balancing act between heritage and progress.

                        read the full article here

                        TRNK New York City

                        San Francisco Chronicle

                        November 2013

                        San Francisco Chronicle

                        November 2013

                        New owners mold revamped firm from same classic clay

                        A little over a decade ago, Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic stumbled upon a rundown factory while driving near the Sausalito marina.

                        Within a year, they had bought the business from 93-year-old founder Edith Heath, and were on their way toward turning the artisan stoneware company into a profitable venture.

                        Now, 10 years later, the couple have shifted from wholesale to retail, with curated showrooms in three locations, one of them a new 60,000-square-foot facility on the eastern edge of the Mission.

                        Peek into their business and home life in 2 articles from the San Francisco Chronicle.

                         

                        read "Sausalito home design leaves room for creativity"
                        read "New owners mold revamped firm from same classic clay"

                         

                         

                        San Francisco Chronicle

                        Monocle

                        February 2013

                        Monocle

                        February 2013

                        How To...Bring Manufacturing Into the City

                        Edith Heath founded Heath Ceramics in 1948 in Sausalito, California. Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey bought the company in 2004 with a goal to preserve its original creed and expand it sensitively and organically into a sustainable business. Following successful expansion the couple transferred their tile production to a former industrial laundry factory in the heart of San Francisco's Mission district, which opened together with a new retail space in June 2012.

                        view the full print article here

                        Monocle

                        The Bold Italic

                        February 2013

                        The Bold Italic

                        February 2013

                        Behind the Scenes at Heath Ceramics
                        Alanna Hale explores the iconic tile and tableware company's Mission campus

                        It’s hard to imagine a diner in San Francisco who has not encountered the work of Heath Ceramics. Be it the slight grit of a textured plate, a glossy tile, or those unmistakable neutral colors, Heath pieces are both coveted and iconic. The company’s products are featured prominently in our collective restaurant tablescape and proudly displayed far beyond the Bay Area in design-savvy homes.

                        Initially founded in 1948 by Edith Heath, the Sausalito-based Heath Ceramics recently expanded to the Mission this past summer, transforming a shuttered commercial linen laundry space into a dreamy, multipurpose nexus of local artists, Heath products, and forward-thinking design.


                        read the full article here

                        The Bold Italic

                        Atlas Quarterly

                        2012 Premiere Issue

                        Atlas Quarterly

                        2012 Premiere Issue

                        Steady Handed Heath

                        Our premiere issue was a tour of a few of the culture changers in the American craft community, including features on Heath Ceramics’ continued success creating pottery, pioneering brothers and chocolate makers Rick and Michael Mast, and dedicated Seattle shirtmakers Tarboo. Every issue contained a different page from the original 1957 atlas which initially inspired the magazine.

                         

                        view the full print article here

                        Atlas Quarterly

                        7x7 San Francisco

                        November 2012

                        7x7 San Francisco

                        November 2012

                        There's even more to Heath Ceramics' new Mission outpost than great cult coffee.

                        A new coffee kiosk hardly makes a drop in San Francisco's well-caffeinated pool of options, but when legendary design house Heath Ceramics partnered with beloved Blue Bottle Coffee, it gave us serious jitters.

                        But, of course, the new location is much more than just a showcase for artful lattes—even if they are served in glorious handcrafted mugs.

                         

                        read the full article here
                        view the full print article here

                        7x7 San Francisco

                        San Francisco Magazine

                        November 2012

                        San Francisco Magazine

                        November 2012

                        Heath Ceramics Gets Fired Up

                        Heath Ceramics expands into the city with a new tile factory in the heart of the Mission district.

                        view the full print article here

                        San Francisco Magazine

                        California Home + Design

                        September 2012

                        California Home + Design

                        September 2012

                        Industrial Age

                        Heath Ceramics' new San Francisco factory location is far more than just a manufacturing outpost. In addition to its own celebrated tile and dinnerware lines, the adjacent showroom stocks books and accessories and is outfitted with a tile inspiration wall, a demonstration kitchen, a gallery space and, for some extra buzz, a Blue Bottle Coffee cafe.

                        view the full print article here

                        California Home + Design

                        New York Times T Magazine

                        June 2012

                        New York Times T Magazine

                        June 2012

                        Heath Crosses the Bridge

                        Heath’s husband-and-wife owners, Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey, were faced with a good news-bad news scenario in Sausalito: families were arriving on weekends to check out the factory and shop, but the existing space couldn’t accommodate either the numbers of visitors or the programs that Bailey and Petravic wanted to offer to make people feel more connected to the process of production.

                        “What we loved about opening the factory in Sausalito [to visitors] was that people told us they’d never thought about how the plates were made,” Petravic explained. (Although the tile factory is moving to San Francisco, the Sausalito factory will continue to produce dinnerware.) And Heath’s San Francisco location in a former industrial neighborhood reinforces that connection. As Bailey said, people “want to know how things are made. They want to see tangible things — there’s less and less of that today.”

                         

                        read the full article here

                        New York Times T Magazine

                        Elle Decoration UK

                        February 2012

                        Elle Decoration UK

                        February 2012

                        Earth Tones

                        San Francisco-based Heath Ceramics and textile designer Natalie Chanin have created this gorgeously textural new 'Alabama Chanin' dinnerware collection, with a delicate etched rosebud pattern.

                        view the full print article here

                        Elle Decoration UK

                        LA Times Magazine

                        November 2011

                        LA Times Magazine

                        November 2011

                        Artist and designer Geoff McFetridge adds ceramics to his ever-expanding media mix.

                        Geoff McFetridge would seem an unlikely candidate to undertake a collaboration with the 63-year-old California pottery concern Heath Ceramics. The artist’s crisp, graphic style and signature drawings—which he applies to everything from skateboard decks and film animation to clothing and corporate ads—appear far removed from the crafty-earthy ethos of both Heath and the artists typically invited to exhibit in the Los Angeles showroom. That improbability, however, makes the prospect of a meeting of the minds all the more intriguing.

                        “Heath has never done anything with imagery before—just shape and color,” says Adam Silverman, its L.A. studio director and a friend of McFetridge. “Geoff is incredibly facile working in two dimensions, like silkscreening and printmaking. We wanted to facilitate his move into another material.”

                         

                        read the full article here

                        LA Times Magazine

                        New York Times T Magazine

                        November 2011

                        New York Times T Magazine

                        November 2011

                        Table Dressing
                        Natalie Chanin dishes with Heath

                        Two great tastes don't always taste great together. The same can be true for design collaborations. Heath Ceramics are beautiful. Alabama Chanin textiles are beautiful. Their respective designers, Catherine Bailey and Natalie Chanin, are friends. But could the twain meet?

                        view the full print article here

                        New York Times T Magazine

                        California Home + Design

                        July 2011

                        California Home + Design

                        July 2011

                        Kitchen + Bath

                        California kitchens and baths that feature our Modern Basics tile, and overstock tile.

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                        California Home + Design

                        Luxe

                        July 2011

                        Luxe

                        July 2011

                        Sunny Forecast

                        Inspired by shades of summer, Heath's yellow Spun Vases get their interesting texture from an etching tool lightly applied to the vases' top layer of glaze as the spin.


                        view the full print article here

                        Luxe

                        Sunset

                        March 2011

                        Sunset

                        March 2011

                        Bathing Beauty

                        Features the bathroom in a Las Vegas mid-century house with an impressive installation of dimensional tile.


                        view the full print article here

                        Sunset

                        Luxe

                        April 2011

                        Luxe

                        April 2011

                        Bespoke
                        Born in the USA

                        Whether creating hardware and ceramics or furniture and fabric, these four American companies represent a legacy of homegrown craftsmanship and quality.

                        view the full print article here

                        Luxe

                        World of Interiors

                        March 2011

                        World of Interiors

                        March 2011

                        Antennae
                        What's in the air this month

                        Who better than Heath Ceramics to make clay house numbers using the 'Eames Century Modern' and 'Nuetraface' typefaces developed by House Industries a decade ago.

                        view the full print article here

                        World of Interiors

                        Wallpaper

                        January 2011

                        Wallpaper

                        January 2011

                        Born Again
                        Modernist Signage

                        Features Heath Ceramics and House Industries House Numbers.


                        view the full print article here

                        Wallpaper

                        The New York Times

                        January 2011

                        The New York Times

                        January 2011

                        House Numbers Inspired by the Eameses

                        The Eames Century Modern typeface, designed by type foundry House Industries, was the result of a decade of research in the archives at the Eames House in Los Angeles, Herman Miller in Michigan, Vitra in Germany and the Library of Congress, and interviews with family and employees. "We took all those little details and wove this typographic quilt that points to them historically," said Andy Cruz, the company's art director and a founder.


                        view the full print article here

                        The New York Times

                        Anthology

                        Winter 2011

                        Anthology

                        Winter 2011

                        Classic Craftsmanship

                        When Robin & Catherine first purchased Heath seven years ago, people would often walk into the factory and wander around on their own. So the couple decided to offer official tours to the public. "Most people's experience of a product rarely goes the box on a store shelf." Robin explains, "But we like to invite people to see the process behind it. It's so cool."


                        view the full print article here

                        Anthology

                        Monocle

                        November 2010

                        Monocle

                        November 2010

                        Pot Luck

                        The interplay between the home and Heath is striking, right down to the colours Bailey chooses for new Heath designs. "I'll think, yes, that's how we just painted the wall in our house," says Petravic. "There are no accidents there. It's all connected."

                        view the full print article here

                        Monocle

                        Dwell

                        September 2010

                        Dwell

                        September 2010

                        Factory Direct

                        "There are few places where you have this amazing studio and factory a couple hundred yards from the bay. Our workers can sit by the window — feel the sunlight, hear when the seagulls fly by — while they are making pottery. It's great."


                        view the full print article here

                        Dwell

                        7x7

                        June 2010

                        7x7

                        June 2010

                        The Traditionalists

                        Known for its craftsmanship, Heath adorns the tables at Chez Panisse and Slanted Door and was a finalist at the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards in 2009.


                        view the full print article here

                        7x7

                        Wallpaper

                        March 2009

                        Wallpaper

                        March 2009

                        Happy Glaze

                        While the opening of Heath Los Angeles coincided with reports of a global recession, there is a lot to suggest the company is in tune with the current mood of frugality and restraint.


                        view the full print article here

                        Wallpaper

                        The New York Times

                        April 2009

                        The New York Times

                        April 2009

                        A Label of Pride That Pays

                        It would seem at first glance that little has changed at Heath's dusty, 30,000 square foot factory — the tableware and tile are made in the same sustainable, labor-intensive way that they always have been. Some lines like the Coupe pattern have been in constant production since 1948. But change has come with the need to make manufacturing more efficient, cater to a current design aesthetic and respond with agility to the economic downturn.


                        view the full print article here

                        The New York Times

                        New York Times T Magazine

                        September 2008

                        New York Times T Magazine

                        September 2008

                        Home Team

                        "Primarily we are looking for companies or individuals that make things because they love it and their business was generated from that" says Robin Petravic who, along with his wife Catherine Bailey, purchased the company in 2003 from its ailing 90-something founder, the ceramicist Edith Heath, who died two years later.

                        New York Times T Magazine

                        American Craft

                        February 2008

                        American Craft

                        February 2008

                        Building Bridges

                        Heath Ceramics, founded in 1944, grew into an unconventional amalgam of craft, design and manufacturing, and has gone on to become one of the most celebrated, slighted and generally misunderstood workshops to emerge from California's studio pottery movement.


                        view the full print article here

                        American Craft

                        Sunset

                        April 2007

                        Sunset

                        April 2007

                        Cottage Comeback

                        Attracted to the simple beauty of functional items, the couple (Robin & Catherine) brought a similar aesthetic to their home. "We're drawn to houses and objects with history and purpose."


                        view the full print article here

                        Sunset

                        Dwell

                        July 2006

                        Dwell

                        July 2006

                        Breaking the Mold

                        Edith Heath helped put California on the map — imbuing pottery with the mellow tones of mid-century modernism that was so prevalent at the time. Despite her death in 2005, her legacy is firmly intact, and her influence on the worlds of architecture and design is as evident today as it was in the '60s.


                        view the full print article here

                        Dwell

                        ID Magazine

                        May 2006

                        ID Magazine

                        May 2006

                        Edith Heath

                        Edith Heath was both a designer and entrepreneur at a time when the vast majority of women were neither.  Along with Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, and Florence Knoll, she proved women designers could be hugely influential on the domestic front (and beyond that when given the chance).


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                        ID Magazine

                        Elle Decor

                        April 2005

                        Elle Decor

                        April 2005

                        Who's Now

                        Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic, who once developed products for the likes of Motorola and Nike, swapped high-tech for handcrafted when they took over California pottery Heath Ceramics.


                        view the full print article here

                        Elle Decor

                        ReadyMade

                        March 2004

                        ReadyMade

                        March 2004

                        Tableware for Two

                        "There's a confidence that comes from having worked together," Catherine says. "After nailing down a business plan, nailing down funding, and remodeling a company that embodies American tradition, you know how to work things out with each other."


                        view the full print article here

                        ReadyMade

                        San Francisco Chronicle

                        February 2004

                        San Francisco Chronicle

                        February 2004

                        Home is Where the Heath Is

                        A Bay Area pottery tradition continues under new ownership.


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