Cooper-Hewitt: Heath Ceramics and American Pottery

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2011
In conjunction with a celebration marking the 60th anniversary of Heath Ceramics noted author and ceramic arts historian Garth Clark lectures on the early California pottery movement, its significance and its future through historic potteries. Design critic and author Amos Klausner introduces his new book HEATH CERAMICS: THE COMPLEXITY OF SIMPLICITY, (Chronicle Books) and leads a discussion with Clark and Heath Ceramics owners Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey. Together they explore a new appreciation for the classic California spirit of handcrafted dinnerware and tiles created by pioneering ceramicist Edith Heath.