I often say that when you bring my work into your space, you're bringing a bit of me with it.
I hope that when you see my work, you see something you love and something that will work with what you're cooking. I also hope that you're reminded of the goals that I have in making my work– that the humanity and the labor that went into making a hand-crafted piece of art, much like the effort put forth in your kitchen, is recognized as an integral part of the experience. I have been fortunate that most of my work has been with the independent restaurant groups that are truly on the ground making a difference in their communities. We are often cheering on each other's work and I know that means a common sense of purpose for everyone involved.
The things I want most for the future of my work and my voice are to be in support of those solving some of the big problems of our time that will make our communities stronger and more equitable for all. We know that these solutions won’t be found while ignoring the very necessary changes that need to be made.
I’ve always tried to use my work to support and spread the awareness of organizations that are doing work in our communities. In the past year, with your help, I’ve been able to drive support and awareness to groups including– Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice, The Lee Initiative, Southern Smoke Foundation, Good Work Austin, Communities in Schools of Central Texas, City Harvest, Central Texas Food Bank, and others. This year I am adding Crafting The Future because of their work creating opportunities for BIPOC artists working in the fields of art, craft, and design.
I think you know where I stand and where I'd like my work to be. I would love to know more about how you are thinking about the future of your community, your employees and your business. Thank you for taking the time to share. None of us have all of the answers alone, but collectively, I know we can make a difference. If there is anything I can do to help, I would be glad to connect and talk about any of this.
We’re not going back to the before times, and it is the responsibility of all of us who survived (or perhaps even thrived) to create a better future. Perfection isn’t achievable nor is it the goal, but a better trajectory is vital for a better world.
I am currently on a waitlist for my dinnerware and will only be able to accept a limited number of orders for the remainder of 2021. If you'd like to talk about new plates, let's do so soon.
Who makes your plates?
Our studio is located in the heart of Austin’s creative community, just around the corner from our showroom, and our team handcrafts each item, often going through more than 15 steps over a four week period for each piece. We use a variety of techniques from jiggering to hand-building, slip-casting and throwing. When we say made-to-order, we mean it.
KK Studios + Hospitality
Keith Kreeger has been working in ceramics for well over 20 years. This experience gives our studio a knowledge base to come up with creative solutions for projects of any size. The process in our studio is not unlike what happens in the kitchen. We start with raw material, prep it, and make it simultaneously innovative and replicable. There is nothing we enjoy more than collaborating with our friends in the hospitality industry. We offer a wide array of polished, contemporary forms and designs that can be used on a daily basis. We believe objects matter and look forward to being a part of your dinner service.
We have a number of options available from our current collections to a full run of custom wares for your space. We offer competitive pricing for the hospitality industry and work with more than 40 restaurants across the country.
Our clients include:
- UB Preserve- Houston, TX
- Animal- Los Angeles, CA
- Red Hook Tavern- Brooklyn, NY
- The Dutch- New York City
- Boka Restaurant- Chicago, IL
- March- Houston, TX
- Coppa- Boston, MA
- Upland- NYC
- Cured- San Antonio, TX
- 610 Magnolia- Louisville, KY
- Maketto- Washington, D.C.
- Langbaan Restaurant- Portland, OR
- Emmer & Rye- Austin, TX
- Bambara- Cambridge, MA
- Olamaie- Austin, TX
- Little Donkey- Cambridge, MA
- Uni Sashimi- Boston, MA
- Alden & Harlow- Cambridge, MA
- George's at the Cove- La Jolla, CA
- Uchi Restaurants- Texas / Miami, FL / Denver, CO
- Coquette, New Orleans, LA
- Salt and Time- Austin, TX
- New Waterloo- Austin, TX
- Californios- San Francisco, CA
- W Hotels
- Proper Hotels
- Soho House
Ready to talk plates? So are we.
We'd love to chat. Let's set up an appointment at the Showroom, send you our Lookbook or hop on the phone.
916 Springdale Road
Austin, TX • 78702