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Heath Ceramics

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Address: 400 Gate Five Road, Sausalito, CA
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Fascinating tour of beautiful ceramics!

This tour is free, and takes visitors through the factory to see how clay is made into all sorts of ceramic pieces. We watched people at work in their various stations. The guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This tour is free, and takes visitors through the factory to see how clay is made into all sorts of ceramic pieces. We watched people at work in their various stations. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The factory store sells first, second, and third quality pieces, all of which are expensive, but beautifully designed and made.

1 Thank rsilver439
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Lovely bright and muted colors. Great canvas bags, framed art and items for children in addition to the high-quality pottery. I love going in just to see all the beautiful colors. I hope to make it back for a tour soon. If you want to go on the tour you should sign up online ahead of time. The tour is... More 

Thank Lynette A
San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wow, my husband and I loved taking the Heath Ceramics Factory Tour. Alex, our tour guide, did an awesome job of sharing the history of Heath Ceramics, how the ceramic pieces are made, and answering questions from those on the tour. I enjoyed the fact that only 12-15 people are allowed on each tour, which makes learning more about Heath... More 

Thank LisaandRod93013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

So very very Scandinavian. This little factory tucked away in the boat docks is so refreshing for its design. The colors and quality of the ceramics is superb and thus commands very steep prices. Some things offered here are not online so you get an extra perk of having an exclusive Factory edition.... Tours are given and are interesting but... More 

Thank Dansza
River Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

These are beautiful ceramics that come in an array of sizes and colorsz. They mix and match well. It's an American company so you will be shopping local. They are not sold in stores so come here or to the San Francisco store. They even sell coffee and pastries there.

2 Thank WannagotoItaly
Benicia, California
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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 

1 Thank Kimberly P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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?!

2 Thank CooksofCrocusHIll
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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!

Thank judithsaxs
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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