Coffee Works Arts & Crafters
Doug was one of the first artists Coffee Works worked with. His design studio at the time was called Flying Turtle Graphics and he produced marvelous mugs and fantastic conceptual tshirts. Then he awakened one day to the truth he was an artist and thankfully has not stopped painting, writing, and performing since.
He has painted a number of works just for us. We are proud to offer one of them here as a print of the Coffee Works building. We still add to our collection of his paintings of coffee cups, despite having no room left at the house and shop. Please do your part and visit his website and Etsy store and decorate the drabness.
Our favorite is always the next one.
Warren and Martha Dayton
All of Coffee Works’ scratchboard illustrations on this site were drawn for us by Warren Dayton. Warren and his partner Martha are a big part of the Coffee Works family. They operate a graphics art business located in the Sierra foothills and can be found most summers in their cabin on the granite rim of beautiful Echo Lake.
Contact them during business hours at:
Artifact Ink ( 530 ) 621-4224 or 391-7026
Since June 2006 the Works has been transformed into an exotic Central Asian souk (marketplace) with a fantastic new textile show “Tribal Visions” by Arthur Prisco.
Own and operate Dyer Electric, a vehicle for performing electrical contracting, broadcast engineering, tower work - yes I climb! I have designed and constructed several Tesla Coils which I have available for demonstrations or special effects work.
Below, his electric prowess celebrates our Jump Start ® Coffee. Click image for a closer/larger view.
Gina Rossi has been enthusiastically exploring the world of sculptural welding and glass art for the past 15 years. A self-taught artist, Gina uses her imagination to form sculptures from recycled metal and fused glass.
Melinda is another Coffee Works original, former public school art teacher, coffee bean importer, part-time Flamenco artist and California boomer girl. She put her heart into the Artworks Armenia project with her former pupil, Tamara Voskanian, and made it wonderful. She spends her time looking for outsider art to bring us from places rich and strange.
We‘ve always enjoyed Pat Hill’s charming coffee mugs. Like natural coffees they present a boldly exotic face, full of character. Their shape is comically irregular yet each stands solidly upright with inner dignity. We like the feel of the rounded unglazed base as it snugly fills the palm. The inside and rim are glazed in earthy tones, the outsides festooned with whimsical insignia or mystical fauna.
Charming vessels for a workingman’s tonic.
Mark is a local independent film maker and cinematographer who is responsible for the Coffee Works video clips and many other high-resolution film projects for public and private clients. He is currently producing a film about the phenomenon of FM radio stations in the 1970s.
Hal’s a Sacramento native whose long running pre-press business served the progressive community before computers took over the business. Now he’s morphed into a full graphics artist and provides design and production services to a variety of clients. He’s a long time member of the Coffee Works family and has helped to midwife several productions that were no more than ideas before he got his creative hands on them.
Craig is a partner in the Sacramento architectural firm of Mogavero Notestine Associates. He designed the award-winning remodel of the Coffee Works building in 1998 and the Jump Start Café in 2002. He is a longtime member of the Coffee Works family and a native son strongly committed to beautifying the Sacramento community.
Greg is a website designer and producer from Mill Valley who takes frothless ideas and nurses them back to sick.