Tung Chiang, a gifted designer and ceramist, is also the director of the Heath Clay Studio, where the design future of Heath is coming to life. With a career that spans graphic design and advertising in Hong Kong, studying furniture design at Art Center in Pasadena, and industrial design in San Francisco, Tung’s career has been an evolution from 2D to 3D, toward a fusion of thinking, designing and making.
All along, he nurtured his long-standing interest in ceramics and built his skills as a potter, throwing pots late into the night whenever he could. Tung's work for Heath and on his own is immensely popular, and has found a place in the hearts and collections of discerning ceramics fans.
November 6, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Every year our Heath Clay Studio explores a single idea over the course of 12 months and shares not just the outcome, but the entire process with you. Design Series 1: Between Hand and Machine explored the candleholder, Design Series 2: Between Form and Function studied the multi-stem vase. In 2015, we explored lighting.
See how we faced the challenge to create table lamps with forms as beautiful as the light they produce. Come revel in the results of a year’s worth of exploration, boundary stretching, head scratching, delicious epiphanies, and quiet joys. Take home a piece of the creativity and exploration. Be a part of Design Series 3.
Design isn’t an event, it’s a process, and the journey is often just as fascinating as the result, particularly when it comes to the work of Tung Chiang and the Heath Clay Studio. In the Design Series, Tung goes deep on one kind of object over the course of a year. At the end of the year, he shares with the community not only the final works, but also the conception, exploration and prototyping phases as well. Design Series 1: Between Hand and Machine, journeyed through the creation of a new Heath candleholder. In Design Series 2: Between Form and Function, Tung and the Clay Studio explored the world of the multi-stem vase, creating over 150 different pieces that ran the gamut from variations on tradition to explorations of the modern. Design Series 3: Throwing Light revealed our explorations into lighting. We’ve created table lamps as beautiful as the light they provide. Design Series 4: Alchemy takes Heath’s enduring respect for and appreciation of glaze to new levels, available beginning November 4 at Heath SF and LA.