Heath Ceramics: My favorite dishware

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Heath Ceramics are my favorite dishes. I can’t really tell you how I found out about them or when I did but I pined away for many years until I bought myself new dishes from their Coupe line. I remember the first time I visited the Heath Ceramics shop in the Ferry Building in San Francisco-I was over the moon.  In front of me were all these lovely dishes in an amazing array of colors.  A few years later, I returned to that shop and picked out my own set of dishes.  I kept my color palate very simple picking linen and french grey colors to mix the entire set. I accented these neutral dishes with a selection of colored serving pieces.  I love my linen Deep Serving Bowl with a mist interior.  Another fun accent was the Vegetable Bowl in Aqua Turquoise. I’m thinking of adding some more color in into my set by buying all different colored mugs. That way with house guests we can all easily figure out our coffee mugs.

Heath-ceramics-dishware(Photos from Heath Ceramics)

The Heath Kid’s collection is adorable way to have quality kids sized dinnerware.  The bright colors makes it fun as well.  My favorite dish set is their Coupe line. It’s simple and classic. It Heath has so many fun seasonal items.  This serving set includes a rectangular plate, square dish, and a maple spreader.  It would be a perfect hostess gift. I’m gaga over this ornament clock! It’s already out of stock so I know lots of other people fell in love too.

Heath Alabama (Photos from Heath Ceramics)

One of my favorite collections is the Alabama Chanin collection. It’s a collaboration with artist Natalie Chanin. You really should check out her website: Alabama Chanin.  It’s a really interesting site full of unique cotton jersey clothing and housewares designed and made in Florence, Alabama. The Heath Ceramics/Alabama Chanin collection focuses on etched designs into functional plates and serving pieces. As the Heath Ceramics website notes, “this collaboration reimagines the intersection of stitch and clay.” My favorites out of this collection are the Camellia pieces. The camellia state flower of Alabama so it’s a perfect image for Natalie Chanin to work with. But the eyelet design is winning me over as well. The coco/eyelet plate makes a unique decorative pattern out a sewn fabric pattern.

Heath Ceramics dishes are classic. I haven’t even discussed the Chez Panisse line which was a collaborative design with Alice Waters and is used in the resturant of the same name. Nor have I touched on the beautiful but simple tiles that they make.  I’d love to tile my kitchen in them! I love their simple functional designs that are paired with beautiful muted colors.  My Christmas list will definitely have a few pieces of Heath Ceramics on it this year.  The vibrant blue of their Winter 14 collection has found a spot in my heart!

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