Interview: Tung Chiang, Head of Heath Clay Studio

The designer analyzes his approach to Design Series 5: Forming Fables

Heath Ceramics‘ Design Series has traversed many themes and forms—from experimenting with glazes to crafting an entire series of candleholders. The series essentially explores the possibilities of clay, and the latest debut is the studio’s most personal yet. The delightful hand-formed ceramic animals of “Design Series 5” aren’t just crafted tenderly, each has its own backstory. Experimenting with textures and patterns, Studio Head Tung Chiang …

Heath Newsstand, San Francisco

A new space to nourish minds, built to inspire and unite a community

Best-known for their gorgeous pottery, CH favorite Heath Ceramics now has a new space attached to their Mission district, San Francisco showroom. The recently opened Heath Newsstand was created with the aim to inspire and unite the community; the team behind it believes that newsstands create destinations where locals frequently come together. The beautifully designed store stocks all kinds of publications—from local, national and international …

Tile Makes The Room: Good Design from Heath Ceramics

A new book explores the function and artistry of a decor essential in creating memorable spaces

When Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic of Heath Ceramics set out to write a book celebrating the art and craft of tile, they looked for inspirational examples close to home and around the world. The result, “Tile Makes the Room,” is filled with pages of colorful homes, hotels, restaurants, gardens, museums and buildings that show off the versatility and impact of the simple, repeating tile. …