Edith Heath Oral History

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“I think that in looking ahead nine or ten years from now, we will be forced to be more rational. We are living in such a mixed-up, chaotic period in the arts, in politics, economics. Everyone is standing on his head or doing something weird in the way of creativity. We are wasting natural resources. We must learn to conserve. No longer can we throw things away. People will become sober-minded and make things that are needed, instead of just having a good time or “getting rich quick.”

The thing I’m interested in getting started on is manufacturing extruded clay blocks for affordable housing. The need for housing is so great.”

-excerpt from Edith Heath, “Tableware and Tile for the World”, an oral history conducted in 1990-1992