Coffee & Donuts
Alyssa Block / Carey Lin / Vera Kachouh / Zachary Warwas / Totem / GDS Cloth Goods
Coffee is a daily habit for many people–at once an intimate experience in our homes every morning and a global industry that supports farmers around the world. It fuels productivity, facilitates long conversations, and tastes really good! During this holiday season, Studio/Space would like to offer San Francisco a place to get together, talk to each other, and support local artists and businesses whose work is centered on two very special treats: coffee and donuts.
This one-day pop-up shop features fresh brewed coffee, freshly made donuts from Vera Kachouh of The Moon in My Kitchen, and handmade art objects and useable wares from artists Alyssa Block, Carey Lin, Zachary Warwas, Totem, GDS Cloth Goods.
Alyssa Block is an artist and designer creating practical and affordable housewares which bring fine art into the context of everyday life. Originally from Southern California, Alyssa lives in San Francisco, received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2013, and has exhibited her artwork in the United States and Israel.
DONUT DEPOT is a collection of one-of-a-kind ceramic donuts, pretzels and other food-inspired sculptures created by San Francisco-based artist Carey Lin. They can serve as contemplative objects or conversation starters, but they also double as homes for air plants, pencil holders and paperweights. Each piece is 100% handmade, glazed and kiln-fired in San Francisco’s Mission District. Carey’s studio practice spans painting, installation and ceramics. When not in the studio, she co-directs Stairwell’s, a collaborative social practice project with programs throughout the Bay Area. Carey earned her M.F.A. from the University of Chicago and has recently been artist-in-residence at Irving Street Projects (San Francisco), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Wave Pool (Cincinnati, OH), and the Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY).
Vera Kachouh is a baker and artist based in Oakland. She writes the blog The Moon in My Kitchen, where she contemplates sweets and other primal matters. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Headlands Center for the Arts and her blog has been featured on the Bon Appétit website.
Zachary Warwas is an artist and woodworker based in Oakland, CA. His work considers the relationship between art and craft through open-ended material experimentation. Zak has studied at Laney College and at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. In 2016 he had a solo exhibition of wooden sculptures at Oxtail Studio & Gallery in Berkeley, CA.
Made by hand in Berkeley CA, Totem is a collection of homeware and jewelry inspired by natural forms, simplicity, and traditional craft.
Geana Sieburger started GDS at the Temescal Farmers’ Market in Oakland back in 2012. For the first year, she designed and sewed on weekends, and with a hand-built pushcart, traversed a few blocks of her neighborhood to vend at the Sunday market.Geana is a problem solver, a seer of detail, a lover of texture, color and quality. She believes that an object that means something to us, contributes to a more fulfilling life.
Hours: December 11, 1pm-6pm