Workshop Residence artist Paul Discoe recently completed the amphitheater for the new Berkeley Art Museum using pine trees cut-down during the construction of the Diller Scofidio + Renfro building.
Read Sarah Burke's full article about BAMPFA's opening in East Bay Express here.
If you're interested in purchasing a copy of Constance M. Lewallen's book 500 Capp Street with a foreward by Carlie Wilmans and an introduction by Jock Reynolds, visit the shop!
To read about the legacy of contemporary artist David Ireland and the preservation of his soon to re-open house at 500 Capp Street in San Francisco, check out this article in the New York Times, here.
Julie Carlson highlights Upcoming Featured Maker Hannah B. Quinn in Remodelista's "California Creatives" series!
Issue 41 · California Creatives · October 13, 2015
Swept Away: Utilitarian Household Goods from an SF Designer by Julie Carlson
Hannah Beatrice Quinn, a recent graduate of the furniture design program at California College of the Arts, is fascinated by ordinary household goods; for her 2014 thesis, she fabricated a series of domestic essentials, including brooms, dustpans, and ironing boards. "I strive to understand what makes an object precious in the eyes of an individual," she says. "As a maker, I want to craft objects that help consumers reconnect with the histories, processes, and materials used in the making of ordinary household goods." This past year, she set herself a goal of making 400 brooms...
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Ceramicist's flame ware a hot item with Bay Area chefs
By Amanda Gold | September 23, 2015
The first time Travis McFlynn walked into Camino, Russell Moore barely looked up from his station.
“I know I might be jaded,” says the Oakland chef, “but when you have a restaurant, a lot of people come in to try and sell you stuff.”
McFlynn was peddling his handmade ceramic flame ware — that’s pottery speak for clay cooking vessels — and the sculptor wanted to create something for Moore to use. After all, the restaurant centers around live fire cooking, and the chef had amassed a collection for just that purpose from around the globe.
McFlynn was certain his would be better.
It’s this kind of bold confidence that has propelled the 38-year-old artist to ceramic stardom in the past few years. That, and the fact that his sleek yet rustic work speaks for itself. His custom creations have earned a place in many of the Bay Area’s most popular kitchens, from Chez Panisse to the newly opened Cala.
The potter’s wheel is where McFlynn — a former chef himself — has found his connection to the food world, using the restaurant industry as his gallery system and its chefs as both his collaborators and publicists. And it’s working. His little business has grown so rapidly that he can no longer do this alone...
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