A HANDFUL OF CLAY: THE LEGACY OF EDITH HEATH
From just a handful of clay, ceramicist Edith Heath, the pioneer of a design aesthetic that continues to inspire, 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 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.
Lecturer: Jennifer Doublet has received her M.Arch at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, an M.A. in fine and decorative art history at Christie's Fine Arts Course in London, and a B.A. in art history, Stanford University. She is currently a practicing design professional in Los Angeles who has been published in Architecture magazine and The Architect's Newspaper.
Location: Environmental Design Library (210 Wurster Hall)