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Sausalito, CA

This is home base. The original Heath factory. It's where our dinnerware and tableware accessories are made today, by a team of 40 craftspeople just as we have since 1948.

THE ORIGINAL, SINCE 1959

See How We Make Things

Among the houseboats and artist studios is the original 1959 factory, where our clay is made, and our dinnerware shapes are formed, glazed, trimmed and fired. We have a working tour each Friday, and weekend tours Saturday and Sunday. 

Tour sizes are limited to 15 for weekend tours and 12 for the working tour, so an advance rsvp is needed by selecting a day and time below. Walk-ins are welcome if there is room.

Working Factory Tour Friday at 11:15 AM
Weekend Factory Tours Saturday & Sunday at 11:45 AM 
Weekend Factory Tours Saturday & Sunday at 2:30 PM 

Can't join us in person? Our dinnerware virtual tour is the next best thing.

Please note: When visiting our factories, you'll need to wear closed toe shoes and safety glasses provided. Our general factory tours are appropriate for children 5 years and older with adult supervision. Smaller children being held by an adult is not suitable as this is a working factory environment.

Wait a Second... Overstock?

It’s a fact of factories: they develop overage. And our Sausalito Factory Showroom is no exception. We’ve got discounted dinnerware that didn’t meet our first quality standards, discontinued items, samples, and one-of-a-kind prototypes — many in near perfect condition.

And of course, there’s our highly coveted overstock tile, which is only available in Sausalito and which must be purchased in-person. (Second quality and overstock tile cannot be shipped or purchased sight unseen.) Our inventory changes daily, so we invite you to stop by as often as you'd like, or, save yourself a trip and look at the overstock list (updated every Friday).

Our History

We truly love all of our locations, but nothing can really top our historic factory designed by Marquis & Stoller in association with Edith and Brian Heath in 1959. The building is simply a fantastic example of the marriage between two of the things we hold so dear: craft and design.

Flexible, adaptable and versatile with moving walls, open spaces and an absence of columns, the 15,000 square foot building was designed to become anything at any time with little modification. That said, in accordance with the production flow of materials — from raw clay to finished dinnerware — the factory was laid out in a sweeping semi-circle. 

GETTING HERE

Address
400 Gate Five Road
Sausalito, CA 94965

P  415 332 3732 x13
F
  415 332 3204

 

Showroom Hours
Monday–Wednesday, 10–6
Thursday 10–7
Friday, Saturday 10–6
Sunday 11–6

 

Please note 
When visiting our factory, you'll need to wear closed toe shoes and safety glasses provided. Our general factory tours are appropriate for children 5 years and older with adult supervision. Smaller children being held by an adult is not suitable as this is a working factory environment.

 

 


upcoming events

Summer Seasonal Collection

April 1, 2016 – October 1, 2016

Summer Seasonal Collection

Tartine Rim Line

A collaboration between Heath Ceramics and Tartine

Tartine Rim Line

A collaboration between Heath Ceramics and Tartine

At Heath, we’ve long been fans of local favorite Tartine Bakery, and are pleased to provide the dinnerware for The Manufactory – a forthcoming creative culinary research, production and gathering space in the Heath SF building – in collaboration with Liz Prueitt and Chad Robertson, founders and co-owners of Tartine. Based on Heath’s Rim line (originally designed in 1960), the dinnerware collection features a limited assortment of specific glazes – including a brand new glaze: the beautiful and glossy Tartine Teal with its shifting tones of aquamarine and cobalt. Other glazes in the collection include Sand and Cocoa, found in our Coupe and Chez Panisse lines.

As always, all pieces are made in Sausalito, CA at the Heath dinnerware factory, and in keeping with our commitment to design for sustainability and longevity, it’s been designed to pair well with other dinnerware and serving pieces from Heath.

The Tartine Rim Line is available online and in stores.

Tartine Rim Line

New Tile Glazes

Neutrals and naturals

New Tile Glazes

Neutrals and naturals

There’s nothing neutral about our love of neutrals. Explore our new dual, layered, and unglazed tiles.

We’re known for our range, color and variety of glazes in tile, but we’re excited about something entirely unexpected (and incredibly beautiful): unglazed clay tile. Available in White Clay and Manganese (brown) Clay, these natural options will change how you think about tile. The true texture and character of clay is simple, yet striking, and versatile—giving a sophisticated, polished look.

Also newly available is a fresh array across all tile collections of neutral glazes (from cool greys to warm taupes). And more offerings for Dual Glazes and Layered Glazes: a set of modern, textured options that get to the snowflake-quality of variation inherent in our artisan glazing methods. It’s all new, opening up even more possibilities for using Heath Tile in your project. Get started by browsing through our Tile & Build page, and come into our Sausalito, San Francisco, and Los Angeles Showrooms to see them in person.

Order online samples here, then talk to one of our tile reps, and create the tile project you've always wanted.

New Tile Glazes
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