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Breaking the mold: How Edith Heath created a distinctly Californian style of casual dinnerware

Edith Heath would create dishware designs in the 1940s with richly textured California clays and blaze a trail that still burns today. In fact, it’s possible that the dishes you just bought were inspired by Heath’s aesthetic and California sensibilities. The Oakland Museum of California brings Heath’s artistic process and entrepreneurial spirit to life in “Edith Heath: A Life in Clay,” on view until Oct. 30. The exhibition is much more than a collection of dinnerware — it’s a fascinating creative journey that has something for everyone.