Nineteen year old Hobie moving a blank's worth of balsa to the Yater-designed glue press (that Velzy coveted) alongside Hobie's parents' beachfront home, operated by placing the glued balsa sticks side-by-side in a frame and compressing them together by driving a wedge between the frame and the wood-no moving parts. Circa 1952
Hobie slalom testing an experimental model during the clay wheels era, Street of the Golden Lantern in Dana Point, circa 1964.
Ceramic Buttons, hand made by Edith Heath herself, way back when. Like Lucie Rie, Heath made buttons during war time to be economical, filling every inch of kiln space. The buttons like the tableware were slip cast and individually glazed with brush or dropper, the darker clay body is no longer in use at Heath. Picked up at Heath, LA.