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Take A Deep Dive Into The Legacy Of Ceramic Artist Edith Heath

In the 1940s, trailblazing artist and entrepreneur Edith Heath upended ceramics with her simple, elegant dinnerware, helping define the California aesthetic. As the creative force behind the iconic brand Heath Ceramics, she became one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. Heath products continue to be handmade in Sausalito, as they have been since 1948, and the ceramics pioneer is now being celebrated at “Edith Heath: A Life in Clay,” on view at Oakland Museum of California through October 30. Curator Jennifer Volland sat down with Luxe to share her thoughts on the artist’s legacy.
SAUSALITO, CA
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Breaking the mold: How Edith Heath created a distinctly Californian style of casual dinnerware

Edith Kiertzner’s family lost their Iowa farm in the 1920s, and the family china set was one of the few things they kept. We can imagine the Great Depression scene like a movie: Edith, her parents and six siblings, wondering what’s next, their white porcelain china set in a box, ready to serve Sunday-best meals that no one could afford anymore.
OAKLAND, CA
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Youth Mental Health Crisis/ Journalist Rachel Krantz on Non-Monogamy/ Ceramicist Edith Heath

What is California doing to curb the mental health crisis facing young people? We’re two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and mental health care professionals, educators, and politicians are drawing attention to the alarming increase in depression, anxiety, and suicide attempts among our youth. While the Newsom administration plans to spend 4.4 billion over the next 5 years to transform California’s youth behavioral health system, many child advocates believe we’re not moving fast enough.
CALIFORNIA STATE
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Edith Heath: Glazing the World of Ceramics

Raised on an Iowa farm, Edith Heath pursued a college education with hopes of becoming a teacher. A requirement to study art as part of her curriculum turned out to be the impetus for her life’s work. For 60 years she was the inspired artist and business owner at Heath Ceramics.
IOWA STATE
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Functional Beauty: New OMCA exhibit showcases the life and work of Edith Heath

Why would anyone need to rebel against white clay?. The complex answers to that question are explored in the Oakland Museum of California’s upcoming show, “Edith Heath: A Life in Clay.” Subtitled “Trailblazer. Rebel. Revolutionary,” the show, which opens Nov. 13, traces the history and contributions of Heath, who in her long life, 1911–2005, consistently refused to be constrained by anyone’s ideas of what she should do and make.
OAKLAND, CA