Each biannual seasonal collection features a limited edition run of ceramics in a seasonal color palette, along with an assortment of products from independent artists and craftspeople. Some of these folks have been Heath friends for decades, and others are newer partners, but all are producing work with exceptional dedication to craft. This summer’s Heath Home collection includes:
1050 Grados is a potters’ cooperative representing ceramicists from southern Mexico. Our Summer Seasonal collection includes 1050 Grados’s charming family of ceramic pigs in three sizes. The pieces can be used for serving, or as containers on a desk or entry table. Each piece is designed through collaborative workshops and made by hand. 40% of every purchase goes directly to the artisans, and the profit goes to the cooperative’s funds for education, health, and housing.
With a zero-waste commitment in their manufacturing, and a product that itself promotes less waste, Àplat is a small company building a strong model for sustainable practices. Àplat’s designs follow origami principles that help support efficient use of material and minimalist assembly. Their organic cotton carriers are an elegant way to transport food, wine, and other provisions. This summer’s palette includes bright yellows and rich greens in several sizes.
Based in Southern California, Cathy Callahan’s hand-painted textiles draw inspiration from Scandinavia, Japan, and her native California. Cathy’s table linens, pillows, and other home accents have the strong tactility of linen, and the soft effect of watercolor-like color layered onto the fabric. This summer’s pieces feature a warm palette that matches the seasonal ceramics.
Originally from Saltillo, Mexico, artist and fashion designer Carla Fernández now runs her studio in Mexico City. Her housewares, textiles, and apparel are inspired by traditional Mexican techniques and practices; and produced in collaboration with artisans throughout Mexico. This summer’s collection includes painted ceramic sculptures of animals both real and fantastical, originating from the artist community of San Pedro Ocumicho in Michoacán.
Los Angeles-based artist Cedric Mitchell takes hand-blown glass to new heights, designing vases, drinkware, and bowls in brilliantly rich colors and striking forms. This summer, he has contributed several large-scale vases in a palette that echoes the ceramic glazes, but with a smoothness and shine that can only be found in glass. Mitchell is part of Crafting the Future, a non-profit that works to diversify design and create new opportunities for BIPOC artists.
Designer Dee Clements is creative force behind Studio Herron, a Chicago-based studio producing textiles, furniture and objects that combine artistry and utilitarianism. Heath’s Summer Seasonal collection features Studio Herron’s baskets, lighting, and decorative objects woven with brightly dyed reeds.
San Francisco-based Studiopatró is led by designer Christina Weber, a former art teacher and graphic designer whose love of useful, beautiful things motivated her to start her own small business, with tea towels and table linens at the center. For the Summer Seasonal collection, Studiopatró designed cotton bandanas and tablecloths with cheerful, bright patterns inspired by the shadows that Heath Ceramics cast.