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.
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).
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.
400 Gate Five Road
Sausalito, CA 94965
P 415 332 3732 x13
F 415 332 3204
Friday, Saturday 10–6
Closed Christmas Day
New Year's Eve open 10–4
Closed New Year's Day
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.