Ceramics with a cult following.
Heath Ceramics has been creating tableware and tile for over a half- century in its Sausalito factory, making it one of the last few remaining mid- century American potteries. Over the years it’s built a cult-like following (turn your plate over in one of the city’s top restaurants, and you’ll likely see the name) with its artisan pottery that emphasizes design and handcrafted techniques, and these days you don’t even have to cross the Golden Gate Bridge to get it. You’ll find a shop conveniently located in the Ferry Building as well as a larger storefront with a showroom, gallery, factory (check out the viewing area and tour schedule) and cafe in the Mission District. 1 Ferry Building, Embarcadero, 415.399.9284; 2900 18th St., 415.361.5552; 400 Gate Five Rd., Sausalito, 415.332.3732, heathceramics.com