Monday, July 15, 2013
When my friend from college said she was coming to San Francisco and wanted to spend the day with me, it wasn't difficult to decide on an activity for us: the Heath Ceramics factory tour in Sausalito!
A few years ago, I worked at a firm within walking distance to the factory which has been home base for Heath's ceramic production since 1959. I never made it out for a visit when I lived and worked so close-by, but I thought this would be perfect opportunity to make a day of it with my friend. If you haven't heard of Heath before, click here for some more information. The factory didn't disappoint! It was so inspiring to see the machinery, learn about the history of the company, and, of course, ogle the finished products! I took lots of photos...
One of my favorite parts of the visit was the trip through the shop. I came home with a gorgeous green bud vase and beautifully-simple coffee mug. It took so much restraint to keep from coming home with one of everything!
If you ever find yourself in beautiful Sausalito, I highly recommend a visit. It's a must for any mid-century design, ceramics, or art enthusiast. Check out the Heath Ceramics website for more information. And while you're in there, I highly recommend Arawan Thai on Caledonia for Lunch, and Sausalito Bakery and Cafe on Bridgeway for coffee and bakalava. Don't forget to check out Sausalito's famous houseboats!
*All photos by Casey | Vitamini Handmade