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Jennifer M. Volland

Jennifer Volland

Jennifer M. Volland is an independent writer and curator based in Long Beach, California. Her current work focuses on the life and work of ceramicist Edith Heath; she is the curator of a forthcoming exhibition to be presented at the Oakland Museum of California Art in June 2020, and she is the editor of a forthcoming book to be published by Berkeley Design Books. Her past projects include "Cabin Fever" and "Grand Hotel : Redesigning Modern Life," both for the Vancouver Art Gallery. 

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Edith Heath making pottery | Courtesy of the Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley

Edith Heath: A Rebellion in Clay

Heath Ceramics has been part of the cultural landscape of America since Edith and Brian Heath began dinnerware production in 1947. Its omni-presence makes it easy to overlook that this modern-day design icon started as a rebellion against white clay.
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