Arts & Events: Brooklyn Visits Heath


Photo by: Health Ceramics, Bud Vase Set, Seasonal Collection

By: Aleksandra Bulatskaya

One of the many things San Francisco and Brooklyn have in common is a large hipster population and organic farming collectives, but there is nothing their residents love more than artisanal design. To celebrate this mutual spirit, Health Ceramics of San Francisco is hosting a showcase of hand-made, table and home products created by Brooklyn based artisans, now through January 13.

Some of the featured artists include KleinReid Designs minimalistic hand-made porcelain tableware, that have been sold by Room and Board, Doug Johnson and his one-of-a-kind, hand-stitched rope bags and home accessories, and Julia Schwadron’s tribal-inspired paintings of earth tones and geometric patterns.

Styled by acclaimed New York stylist Pam Morris, this is the first time Heath has featured Brooklyn artisans. A San Francisco ceramics institution, Health Ceramics was founded by ceramics pioneer Edith Heath in 1948. Her inventions in clay and glaze development put San Francisco ceramics on the map and fueled the artisanal design movement at a time when mass-produced products reigned supreme.

In cities where it’s possible to buy almost everything artisanal and avoid the mass-produced all together, it’s fitting that San Francisco and Brooklyn artisans are coming together to support each others work.

Heath San Francisco Factory & Showroom
2900 18th Street, San Francisco, California 94110
415.361.5552 x13

Through Jan 13.