Edith began taking ceramic classes at the California School of Fine Arts after moving to California with her husband, Brian. They used a gutless white clay, which for Edith was just basic stuff that she didn't relate to and didn't feel could be used to accomplish what she hoped to achieve.
Edith and her husband started exploring the Sierra foothills, taking buckets of clay samples from the Lincoln clay pit where the material for Heath's Ceramics was sourced.
Her dinnerware was more of the earth; it feels natural and more organic. Her innovative design and use of alternative materials landed her a 1944 exhibit at the Legion of Honor. This opens many opportunities for her and Brian.
Eventually, the couple slowly added equipment to automate the process, with Edith feeling that there were "plenty of junky things made by hand and plenty of beautiful things made by machine production."