A Handful of Clay: The Legacy of Edith Heath

Thursday May 22, 2014 – Friday, September 19, 2014
Environmental Design Library, Volkmann Reading Room
210 Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley
For Information, Hours & Directions: 510-­‐642-­‐4818 http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/hours

The Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley presents the exhibit:
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 a rare AIA gold medal for a
non-­‐architect. 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

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.

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