Ever since our friend introduced us to the Heath Ceramics when we got married (their classic dinnerware set was one of the very lovely wedding gift we have received), I have always wanted to check out their factory in Sausalito (just north of San Francisco).
So I was really happy to finally have the opportunity during our trip! Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to do the factory tour... but had plenty of time to browse all of their goodies at their shop. I really liked seeing their collections... their lines of ceramics as well as other handcrafted products they carry in their shop. Every one of their curated items has a story behind the creation. We especially loved Edward Wohl Bird's-eye Maple cutting board (first pic on the right) and recycled glassware made from wine bottles.
If you have a chance to visit San Francisco, it's a nice afternoon trip over the Golden Gate Bridge. While you are there, don't forget to visit the restaurant FISH which is one block away from the Heath Ceramics. They have great seafood and a lovely view to the harbor!