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Heath Ceramics receives National Design Award from Cooper Hewitt – Smithsonian Design Museum

California-based Heath Ceramics, well known to many Etsy vintage sellers and mid-century design fans, received the 2015 National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.

Heath Ceramics Award NPR Story
Photo by Mandalit del Barco via NPR.Org

The award category is the Corporate and Institutional Achievement for Product Design, Industrial Design, Crafts.

From the Cooper Hewitt Museum about the National Design Awards…

The National Design Awards celebrate design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seek to increase awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement in American design.

Read more about Heath Ceramics and the National Design Award on this National Public Radio Report (NPR) here.

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Heath’s Sea and Sand glaze, coupe shape dinner plates. You can click on the image to view the listing in my Etsy store.

You can also listen to the radio broadcast by art desk correspondent Mandalit del Barco (featured on the program All Things Considered on 10/15/2015) here.

More about the Cooper Hewitt Museum, founded in 1897 by the granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper…

Cooper Hewitt Museum About

Heath Ceramics items were among my first listings when I opened up my Etsy Vintage Store this summer, and represented my 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th sale, right after the sale of vintage Dansk, Fiesta Ware and Pyrex items.

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A Heath ceramics collector who bought my Heath items left the third (and 5-star) feedback for the items and store — after taking a chance buying from a store with (then) ZERO reviews.

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I love vintage Heath objects, and can’t wait to find more to list on the store, that is, if I can resist the urge to KEEP them!

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Heath teacup in the coupe line listed in my Etsy store. Click on photo to view listing.

For more details about vintage items listed on this blog and website, please visit my shop Market Tales Vintage on Etsy.

Thank you!


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