“The attractions of ceramics lie partly in its contradictions. It is both difficult and easy, with an element beyond our control. It is both extremely fragile and durable.” ― Isamu Noguchi

Founded in 1948 by Edith Heath and her husband Brian, San Francisco-based Heath Ceramics have long been creators of functional and beautiful tableware and home goods. Current owners and creative directors Cathy Bailey and Robin Petravic have helmed Heath since 2003. Under their guidance, Heath has stayed true to Edith’s original vision while ensuring sustainability and impeccable craftsmanship in their striking and modern designs. Alabama Chanin is proud to launch a new partnership with Heath Ceramics on Sunday. This week we honor Heath by exploring the company’s history, their values, and looking back at past collaborations.

“Sustainable Collaboration: Heath Ceramics” on the Journal

Heath Ceramics in Kinfolk magazine

“Heath Ceramics Celebrates 70 Years of Modern Design”

Heath tiles on Instagram

See our past collaborations with Heath here , here, and here.

Explore Heath Ceramics through their blog

Cooper Hewitt National Design Award recipient in 2015

“Heath Ceramics + Alabama Chanin” on Design Sponge

Be on the lookout for an interview with Cathy Bailey next Friday on the Journal.

In Alabama: Join us at The Factory Café and enjoy your meal served on The Alabama Chanin Collection from Heath Ceramics.


@ Alabama Chanin
Join Erin Reitz, founder and designer of The Shelter Collection at The Factory on Friday, November 9th as she discusses the creation and design of The Shelter Collection (our collaboration pieces are pictured above). Stop in and grab a cocktail and shop The Shelter Collection’s hand-formed pottery and hand-blown glass cups and vessels.

@ The School of Making
The School of Making’s recently launched 2019 workshops make perfect holiday gifts. Visit the online store to purchase a ticket.

@ The Factory Store + Café
Lunch + Saturday brunch menu here

Don’t forget to place your order for Thanksgiving Pickup by November 16th and take the stress out of your holiday season.

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  1. Heather

    Hi. I have been waiting anxiously (and not so patiently) for the interview with Cathy Bailey of Heath. Did I miss it?
    I am so excited for the new collaboration reveal on Sunday as well!