August 22, 2006

We (Heart) Heath!

This weekend Lauren and I took a trip across the Golden Gate to take the Heath Ceramics factory tour in lovely Sausalito. If you've never been, we HIGHLY recommend making the pilgrimage. In fact, we may have to organize a Curiosity Guild outing in the not-so-distant future so we can partake is some of the workshops they'll be offering in the coming months. In addition to being chock-full of the most beautiful ceramics we've ever seen, the factory and adjoining store are so casually modern and cozy (which isn't easy!) we didn't want to leave. EVER! (There were coffee and muffins laid out for us when we got there for cryin' out loud!) It's such a great example of a time when simplicity, craftsmanship, and quality truly meant something. It's so encouraging to see places like that still exist.

Click here to check out a little slideshow of some of the pictures we took during the factory tour.


Scott said...

Oh yeah, heath is brilliant. My lovely paramour is a heath collector, and occasionally lucks out on finding heath in thrift stores.
-Scott J.

Jessamyn Harris said...

oh, weird!
scott is my friend, and meredith (at monster town) is my friend!! lauren and derek are separately my friends!

I think even my mom is on this thing! exclamation points!

I'm glad to see it coming full circle :)

baffle said...

[Hey jessamynit!
Please come visit b's blog too!]

Now to comment on this post:
Perusing the photos, I can picture working here - great studio, all that fine
powder from the ceramics on your face, hair, clothes..
no seriously, I mean it. From an outsider's view looking in (the grass always a shade greener, to be sure), it appears a crafty creative, aesthetically pleasing (even the work gloves) and fine working environment.

Thanks for the share!

baffle said...

Doh! Over active imagination running here.
There are no work gloves in evidence from your photos. I perused quickly, remembered there was something crusty, but it was the old dusty boom box that impressed me so. Music in the workplace = a must!