Heath was proudly founded in the States – do you think the founders ever imagined that their designs and vision would end up in places such as a kiwi coffee roastery in provincial New Zealand?
Edith designed Heath dinnerware so that it could be used for both special days and every day. whether at cafes and restaurants, or at home. With Heath Ceramics’ roots in California (our clay is from California as well). we’re sure that she would have been very pleased that Heath dinnerware is now being enjoyed in New Zealand!
Heath must get hundreds of enquiries every week. Was there anything that stood out about our request?
We don’t get hundreds of enquiries per week. but we do get a handful. James’ request stood out because we don’t work with that many international customers. He also has locations in both London AND New Zealand, and those are both locations where we don’t have a lot of customers. His request also stood out because of how thoughtful and articulate he was. I could tell that working with Heath would really have meaning for him and that he felt a connection to the brand.
How does Heath keep people excited about a specialist craft that has become so popular?
Our foundation will always be in clay and glaze – it’s where we began, and we know it well. We continue to explore the relationship between designing and making with clay and glaze. We stay curious, crafty and varied, and have an interest in new mediums, materials and experiences.