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Heath Ceramics: The Complexity of Simplicity

Heath Ceramics: The Complexity of Simplicity

Manufacturer: Arizona State University Art Museum
Axner Number: A996511
Weight: 2 lbs., 7.00000 oz.

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by Amos Klausner

Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (2006)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0-8118-5560-0
Dimensions: 85" x 10.5" x 0.85"
Shipping Weight: 2.45 lbs.

Durable, honest, and handsome, the tableware and tiles created by Heath Ceramics are design icons. Made according to the artisanal tradition conceived by Edith Heath in the mid-1940s -- when she founded the company in Sausalito, California -- Heathware is as admired and sought after today as it was half a century ago. Heath is one of the few remaining mid-century modern American potteries, and now its remarkable history, legacy, and culture, along with the details of its output and the extraordinary life of the woman who created it, are told here for the first time.

The late Edith Heath's life and work, as well as the inimitable techniques that went into creating her signature shapes and glazes, are detailed in more than a hundred archival and newly commissioned images. The elegant timelessness of Heath's work has been an inspiration to numerous design luminaries in diverse fields. Among those contributing their insights to this book are Design Within Reach founder Rob Forbes, restaurateur Alice Waters, design maven Agnes Bourne, as well as Ron Radziner, Bill Stern, Garth Clark, and many more.

Heath Ceramics: The Complexity of Simplicity is the ultimate celebration of a classic pottery that is still very much a part of today's fine design scene.

Amos Kluasner, former director of the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), is an independent curator and writer. He has worked in the architecture and design department at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where he contributed to museum exhibitions and programming.

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