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Heath Ceramics

Address: 400 Gate Five Road, Sausalito, CA
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Type: Factory tours, Sightseeing Tours
Attraction details
Type: Factory tours, Sightseeing Tours
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Benicia, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The spare, modern aesthetic of Heath ceramic pottery belies the exacting nature of its manufacture by skilled artisans. Our excellent tour guide revealed the process, as we moved from station to station through the factory. Now I understand why the prices are what they are. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quality products are available in the factory, along with other hand... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

You know, many of these boutique concept shops can feel a little disjointed, Not Heath Ceramics. I think they do a fine job of representing their brand, providing inspitation and reaching beyond their own corner of the world. Interesting gifts, items for the home, incredible ceramics and a cup of coffee. What could be better?!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The tour of the original Heath Ceramics studio in Sausalito is a brief survey of mid-century craftsmanship in the U.S. That starts with the building itself, designed to bring light and spaciousness to the areas where the ceramics workers created stunning, simple, elegant and beautiful pieces of functional art - cups, plates, trays, candle holders and tiles...which are still made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have a special passion for Heath ceramics. Handmade, feels right in the hand, the colors are spectacular. It''s simply the best, in my opinion. So, I finally visited the site in Sausalito and loved it! Welcoming staff, gorgeous products. Thank you, Heath and staff!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This tour was amazing! Such craftsmanship! It really makes you appreciate the product so much more. Make reservations beforehand from their website. There s also a store with first and second quality items and they shipped my items.

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La Selva Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The boneyard at Heath Ceramics is a treat with well organized and well priced first and second quality tile. The selection varies from week to week so check their website for color and size selections. We lucked out and found enough stone white matte tile and trim pieces to do our entire bathroom. Heath Ceramics seconds dishes and plates are... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I visit Heath every time I'm in the Marin area. I was introduced to their wonderful production factory several years ago when I took a tour with my family. If you're a "process junkie," you'll be very interested to see how the table ware is molded, fired and glazed at the Sausalito plant. The factory store is filled with well-designed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

A San Francisco design classic, the factory shop was fascinating to browse. Well laid out with iconic ceramics, I just wish I had more money. The second offer great value and it's worth spending time at the far right to look through the collection, and calling to ask whether any of your desired colour or type have been laid out... More 

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13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were driving into Sausalito for lunch and visited the factory store of Heath Ceramics. It was an interesting store with a variety of goods besides ceramic products. I particularly fancied the ceramic house numbers in neutraface font. I was short on 2 numbers in black. The staff checked and confirmed there is no availability in other stores nor online.... More 

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Oceanside, New York
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Took a tour of the Heath Ceramics factory and learned SO much. A great San Francisco tradition that has been maintained and continues to thrive. And the bonus is that you get to shop in the factory store, where you get great discounts on their "seconds". I highly recommend this if you're in Sausalito, or just have an interest in... More 

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