Edith Heath: A Handful of Clay

The Legacy of Edith Heath

From just a handful of clay, ceramicist Edith Heath pioneered a design aesthetic that continues to inspire today and earned her the AIA Industrial Arts Medal in 1971 for the Heath tile on the Norton Simon Museum (formerly the Pasadena Art Museum). Her focus on simplicity, functionality, and durability blends the line between daily use and Sunday best and continues to have a lasting impact on the design community. Heath products, from tile to stoneware, have been recognized internationally for their quality and vision.

The exhibition explores her life as an artist and ceramicist, as well as her collaborations with architects. Materials come from the Environmental Design Archives, the Brian and Edith Heath Foundation, and Heath Ceramics.


Curators: Jessie Durant and Emily Vigor