Boiler Room

Bringing together one-of-a-kind events, artists, and work in a one-of-a-kind space

The Boiler Room is a project of Heath Ceramics and a place of discovery, inspiration, and exploration. When we moved into our San Francisco factory building in the Mission, we inherited two iron boilers used to produce steam for the commercial laundry that was operating in this building early last century. At first, we weren’t quite sure what to do with the boilers and the surrounding space. But over time, the Boiler Room has evolved into an integral part of our connection to community.

The Boiler Room at Heath Ceramics is a space—physical and online—where we share extraordinary, one-of-a-kind things by people who inspire us, along with the stories behind the creators and their creations. Being Heath, we’re particularly drawn to the unexpected, hard-to-define worlds between art, design, and craft, and we explore those spaces through collections, shows, events, and pop-ups. Some work by Boiler Room artists is available in our Heath Ceramics San Francisco showroom; for inquiries about purchasing artwork, please contact Lindsay Spain, lindsay(at)

It may seem a little far from the original use of the boiler room, but turning up the heat has a transformative effect on pretty much everything. We like to think that’s a pretty good metaphor for the space and what happens in it.

In 2017, Playmountain East, the newest shop from Japan’s legendary design store Landscape Products, comes to the Boiler Room for a year-long exploration of the work and processes of Japanese and Japanese-influenced artists and makers. Read more here.




555 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415 361 5552 x50

Regular Hours

Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm.


Limited parking is available for Heath SF customers in parking bays on the Florida Street side of the building near our warehouse loading zone. Customers may use parking spaces in the bays marked overhead as 3 and 4 (during regular retail hours). Street parking is available surrounding our factory building.