Salt Pepper Shakers, Heath Ceramics, Brownstone, Vintage California Pottery USA
Matching batter bowl is available item 256153587542. Vintage Salt and pepper shakers, Brownstone glaze. Edith Heath Ceramics, Sausalito, California. In 1943, she studied eutectics, the science of mixing various metals with clay to create specific properties, with Willard Kahn through the University of California extension courses. She experimented with mixing various metals into the clay mixture to achieve different properties. She used native clay, experimenting with various California clays before settling on clay from the Sierra mountains because this was able to withstand very high heat. Heath's continued experimentation led to her becoming an expert in how different clay types affected aesthetic qualities of her wares. She also developed custom glazes, including the speckle glaze that was innovative at the time. Condition is excellent overall showing light and minimal use with no chips, cracks, repairs, staining, discoloration or other damage.
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