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Published August 27, 2020

Shot on Leica Q · San Francisco and Sausalito

At the end of last year, during the winter holidays, my sister and mother visited us. We spent a weekend in Sausalito and San Francisco.

The highlight of the trip was a tour of Heath Ceramics’ Sausalito factory. Heath is a local institution founded in the 1940s by Edith Heath. They are best known for their handmade housewares and tiles made from California clay.

PBS station KCET made an excellent hour-long documentary about the company as part of its Emmy-winning Artbound series. It covers everything from Edith’s initial vision, her challenges as a female leader in a male-dominated world, the languishing of the company as she aged, and the company’s eventual revival. Watch it on pbs.org or below.

In addition to the factory tour, we walked around a sleepy Sausalito and visited a few local restaurants. The weather was overcast and gray—perfect for some photography.

L1070431 Leica Q · 28mm · f/2.8 · 1/60 · ISO 160

L1070484 Leica Q · 28mm · f/1.7 · 1/80 · ISO 100

L1070537 Leica Q · 28mm · f/2.8 · 1/640 · ISO 100

L1070553 Leica Q · 28mm · f/1.7 · 1/400 · ISO 100

L1070572 Leica Q · 28mm · f/2.8 · 1/800 · ISO 100

L1070585 Leica Q · 28mm · f/16 · 1/60 · ISO 1600

L1070599 Leica Q · 28mm · f/2.8 · 1/640 · ISO 100

L1070624 Leica Q · 28mm · f/2.8 · 1/30 · ISO 400

L1070644 Leica Q · 28mm · f/1.8 · 1/200 · ISO 100

L1070650 Leica Q · 28mm · f/1.7 · 1/60 · ISO 160

L1070655 Leica Q · 28mm · f/1.7 · 1/100 · ISO 100

L1070669 Leica Q · 28mm · f/4.5 · 1/60 · ISO 500

L1070678 Leica Q · 28mm · f/3.2 · 1/60 · ISO 1250

L1070689 Leica Q · 28mm · f/7.1 · 1/60 · ISO 6400

L1070701 Leica Q · 28mm · f/1.7 · 1/60 · ISO 1600

L1070703 Leica Q · 28mm · f/2.8 · 1/60 · ISO 2500

L1070727 Leica Q · 28mm · f/2.2 · 1/60 · ISO 6400

L1070744 Leica Q · 28mm · f/1.7 · 1/60 · ISO 500


Thanks to Q for reading drafts of this.

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