That’s me, having a Heath Ceramics-gasm. Yes, it’s possible for pottery to get you off! Do you know about Heath Ceramics? The brand was founded in San Francisco in 1948 by a husband and wife team and they make the most beautiful, functional, simple ceramics here in the United States.
I was so excited to have the woman at the store walk me through the collections (they have a special one with Alice Waters for Chez Panisse!), the beautiful color glazes (simple neutrals and rich blues and terra-cotta colors), all of the pretty objets (a bowl that doubles as a cake stand! Oh my!). In a moment where we’re thinking a lot about classic, lasting pieces in our wardrobes, I think that extends to the home and having pieces in our kitchen that feel timeless and simple. And I love to support an American brand that’s been around for so long and was one of the first to think about firing practices that could help save energy. I’m hoping to visit their factory in Sausalito next time I’m in Northern California (Just imagine the gasms from that trip…woof).