Design Daily: Stan Bitters’ Modern Primitive Ceramics at HeathAuthor:Sarah Virginia White
California ceramicist Stan Bitters has been sculpting his singular style of earthy, architectural artwork for more than six decades. And despite being able to spot the 78-year-old’s work everywhere from your hippie parents’ backyard to the Commune-designed Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs, fans have not had the opportunity to enjoy a solo show by the artist in nearly 35 years. But now the Bay Area faithful can head to Heath Ceramics to check out Stan Bitters: Modern Primitive through June 30.
Staged in the San Francisco factory’s industrial Boiler Room, the exhibit showcases the expansive range of Bitters’ work, which includes birdhouses, handing lanterns, mounted sculptures and large- and small-scale murals. Everything in the exhibit is for sale, but falling in love with a Bitters piece might be bitter indeed—a 37-by-31-inch mural will set you back $14,000. Luckily, there are quite a few affordable items, such as the carved pendant lanterns ($600) and colorful birdhouses ($250). Check out a few of our favorites, below.
Catch Stan Bitters: Modern Primitive through June 30 at the Heath Ceramics factory in San Francisco’s Portrero Hill; Heath San Francisco Boiler Room, 2900 18th St., San Francisco, 415-361-5552 x50, Wednesday through Saturday, 12–3 pm, and by appointment.
Designer Crush: Susan Skornicka Designs & Construction
Susan Skornicka’s design sensibilities come not just from her love for all things beautiful but from her family’s long lineage of…
- August 10, 2022
Known for her vibrant designs, Noz Nozawa of Noz Design shares her current must-haves “I’m a steadfast bar-soap gal, and if…
- July 25, 2022
Though her various roles, Sarah Len champions multidisciplinary design world creatives from her home base of Mexico City The Len Co.…
- July 18, 2022