2007 Award Benefit And Auction
Honoring Heath Ceramics

Sunday, September 16, 2007
Ehrlich House
Venice, CA
 

Designed by Steven Ehrlich

The Museum of California Design’s 2007 Henry Award for design excellence was  presented  to Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic of Heath Ceramics, makers of outstanding dinnerware  and tiles. The new owners of this honored company - founded by the California ceramist Edith  Heath in 1947 — have revitalized a business that has been making major contributions to  California design for more than half a century.

The Award Benefit was held at the extraordinary home of renowned architect Steven Ehrlich on Sunday, September 16, 2007.

Speakers included:
Steven Ehrlich, architect
Wendy Kaplan, Curator of Decorative Arts, LACMA
Amos Klausner, author, “Heath Ceramics: The Complexity of Simplicity”
Bill Stern, Executive Director, Museum of California Design

The 2007 Henry Award was presented by:
Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic, Los Angeles Times

A live auction was conducted by Peter Loughrey, founder and director of  L.A. Modern Auctions (LAMA).

Photo Gallery 

Museum of California Design executive director Bill Stern welcoming
guests to the museum’s 2007 Award Benefit.

                     

L to R: Cathy Bailey and Robin Petrovic, owners of Heath Ceramics,
recipient of the museum’s 2007 Henry Award and award presenter,
Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic of the Los Angeles Times.

Wendy Kaplan, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design and head of the Decorative Arts and
Design Department at LACMA speaking to guests at the Award Benefit.

L to R: Ceramic artist/sculptor/furniture designer Peter Shire; Museum of California Design board member emerita Sheila Tepper; Museum of California Design CFO Michael Michaud.

Center: Christopher Hawthorne (in dark blue jacket) speaking with Robin Petrovic, co-owner of Heath Ceramics, recipient of the Museum of California Design’s 2007 Henry Award for exceptional contributions to California design.

L to R: Emi Yanai; Takashi Yanai, associate principal of Steven Ehrlich Architects; Brooke Hodge, curator of Architecture and Design at MOCA;  Patricia Rhee.

Peter Loughrey of LA Modern Auctions acknowledging a bid from Museum of California Design board member emeritus Alan Jaffe during the Award Benefit live auction.

L to R: Steven Ehrlich and Nancy Griffin, hosts of the museum’s 2007 Award Benefit.