In 1984 Semifreddi’s opened the doors to a 450-square-foot bakery in Kensington, California with one sourdough recipe, four products and a commitment to bake and deliver world class, hand-made bread daily. We now utilize over 25 different recipes and bake more than 50 different breads and pastries. In a typical week, we bake around 190,000 loaves of bread and 40,000 pastries and cookies, at our “world” headquarters in Alameda. By the way, “our world” is the San Francisco Bay Area.
Baking is our passion. Providing you with the freshest and highest quality breads and pastries at a reasonable price is our goal. We search the world for the finest ingredients; fennel from India, sesame from India and Central America, poppy seeds from Australia and the Netherlands, cinnamon from Indonesia, vanilla from Madagascar, and flour milled in Oaktown (Wurd!). We are and always will be self-proclaimed bread and pastry nerds.
Brioche Pasquier, a family-owned French bakery founded in 1936, and one of France’s leading brioche brands, creates delicious brioche classics using family recipes and preservative free, trans-fat free, and non-GMO ingredients.
The company entered the US market in 2012 with the acquisition of award-winning dessert company GalaxyDesserts.
Brioche Pasquier Galaxy Desserts offers a wide range of brioche, pastries, and dessert products (macarons, mousse cakes, tarts, crème brulee…).
We are highly committed to offering the highest quality to our customers, using the best ingredients, our family recipes and our French “savoir-faire”. Our products can be found in leading Northern California specialty grocers: Oliver’s Markets, Mollie Stone’s Markets, Draeger’s Market, Berkeley Bowl and Lunardi’s Markets.
· Website: http://galaxydesserts.com/
· Facebook: Brioche Pasquier US https://www.facebook.com/Briochepasquierus/
· Instagram: @briochepasquierus https://www.instagram.com/briochepasquierus/
· Twitter: @BriocheUSA https://twitter.com/briocheusa
· Linkedin: Brioche Pasquier https://www.linkedin.com/company/brioche-pasquier/
Vida Vazquez Studio is a line that celebrates authentic beauty through vibrant and playful handmade jewelry, wearables, and art for the home. All hand constructed myself in my Oakland home studio, I work with a variety of materials including polymer clay, brass, natural gemstones and reworked vintage. A practicing painter, my affinity for tropical color palettes is a recurring theme throughout my collections.
Our Winter 2019 catalog will be hitting mailboxes soon! You also can download a copy here.
All of our Winter classes are also available on our Studio Arts classes page.
However, our printed catalog does have an error and is missing a page. The missing page contains some classes from both the Painting and Fiber Arts Studios. We greatly apologize for the error. If you would like to download just a copy of that page, click here.
Due to unhealthy air quality, our galleries will be closed on Friday and Saturday. We hope that you had the opportunity to see our wonderful Fall exhibitions this season and we look forward to seeing you at the RAC for the Holiday Arts Festival on Sunday, December 2!
Please be safe and take care of yourself until we see you next!
Due to poor air quality this week, we are postponing our Mural Reveal Celebration with RYSE Center on Friday. We’ll let you know when it’s rescheduled so you can celebrate with us and the talented young artists who’ve created the wonderful mural in our courtyard.
About Donna’s work: “I am a jewelry maker, working with many techniques and materials: glass and semi-precious beads, metals (hand made ring chain, wire wrapping and metal smithing techniques), kumihimo and crochet. I like being regularly surprised by my own materials and finding new ways to put elements together to create mostly one-of-a-kind pieces. I describe my process as “creativity through chaos” to illustrate the jumble of materials I surround myself with when I’m working to design new pieces.”
Donna Jadis has been making jewelry for 15 years, starting with a simple project to make an interesting necklace for a special pendant. It’s grown from there to a passion and her main creative outlet, as well as a craft business that meets the modest goals of the artist/founder: “sell jewelry, buy more beads!”
You can find Donna on Facebook.
About Stephen’s work: “I will be selling hand built ceramic items: sculptures, vases, bowls, dishes, etc.”
Stephen is a full-time mental health advocate and a very part-time aspiring ceramic artist.
About Ruraq Maki’s work: “Our products are made by incarcerated women in Peru and rural traditional weavers in Bolivia using traditional materials and techniques from the Andes. All our products are hand embroidered and hand woven by the women and they are paid fair trade standard wages. All the proceeds from our products go back to the women.”
Ruraq Maki is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit that creates economic opportunities for low income female artisans working with traditional crafts. Through fair trade practices and educational workshops Ruraq Maki creates a bridge between artisans and a global market, creating a world where women are economically and socially independent. Currently we operated the Yanamilla Prison Project for incarcerated women in Peru and Manos Independientes for rural female weavers in Bolivia.
Find Amanda on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Paul’s bio: Previously, I was an architect working in US, Spain and Switzerland, also trained as an industrial designer. Silverwork, woodcarving and ceramics are my passions. I use sterling silver sheets cut into shapes and assemble them using soldering, antique and polishing them to finish.
Helen’s bio: I am a ceramic sculptor and stained glass artist. I now also love working on my upcycled collages, which fall into the categories of ethnic, whimsical, abstract, and symmetrical. I find my objects everywhere and glue them on a wood backing.