Keith Kreeger Studios in the news.
Made in TX: Keith Kreeger in Texas Monthly
"In his East Austin studio, Keith Kreeger sets his three kilns to 2,400 degrees. Glazing inside are glossy black porcelain bowls and serving dishes with gold paint dripping from the rims. Kreeger’s newest collection is a bit glitzier than the classic white pieces, embellished only with thin black lines, that have become the accidental potter’s signature design. Not too fancy, but far from plain, his dishware can be found on tables in 36 restaurants across the country..."
Studio Visit with Camille Styles
"Chances are, if you’ve dined at Austin hotspots Qui, Uchi, or Emmer & Rye, you’ve already met Keith Kreeger. As a firm believer that thoughtfully made objects and delicious food go hand in hand, Keith is the ceramicist behind the handmade dishware and serving pieces in over two dozen restaurants across the country. His minimalist style and work with soft matte glazes continues to catch the eyes of restauranteurs in this foodie town and beyond."
Kreeger + Tilit NYC Apron Featured in FOod and Wine.
"At Tilit Chef Goods, Alex McCrery makes street wear-inspired kitchen garb for chefs like Greg Baxtrom of Brooklyn's white-hot Olmsted and vegetable whisperer Steven Satterfield of Atlanta’s Miller Union.
KEITH KREEGER NAMED ONE OF TRIBEZA MAGAZINE'S PEOPLE OF THE YEAR 2015!
"Here’s the funny thing about one of the hottest names in Austin’s restaurant scene right now: He’s not a chef, or even a bartender, he’s a ceramicist. Keith Kreeger’s work is playing a major role in how we dine — both in Austin and across the country."
Austin Monthly- Favorite Things
"Keith Kreeger likes to get his hands dirty. When he was introduced to clay in a pottery class in high school, it didn’t quite stick. But by his sophomore year in college, he fell in love with ceramics. He worked at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, before moving up to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in 1999 to start his first studio. Ten years later, he relocated to Austin to further develop his aesthetic, which he describes as “clean, contemporary and crisp, with a side of wonk.” His distinctive designs soon caught the attention of local restaurateurs. Today, his wares are on the tables of some of the finest eateries in town, including Qui, Uchi, Olamaie, Bullfight, Fixe and Gardner. “It’s kind of humbling to realize how many people are eating from one of my plates every night,” says Kreeger, who also designs dishes for the home. The idea of his work being used for enjoyment resonates with him during his creative process. But don’t just save his products for a special occasion, he says: “I’d much rather be creating something that helps to make your everyday experiences more beautiful.” These are a few of his favorite things..."
Five Beautiful Ceramic Sets used by the World's Top Chefs:
As we continue to build custom wares for some of the nation's top restaurants it's getting noticed by more and more people. We're excited to see our work featured by Tejal Rao in Bloomberg Pursuits as they cover the story of handmade wares being used in dining rooms around the country.
We're incredibly honored that Keith Kreeger Studios was named Best Design Firm by Modern Luxury Interiors Magazine! You can read more here.
We're excited about the upcoming year and the projects we already have lined up. We'll be making waves across Texas and beyond in the design and hospitality world.
Decor8 Blog: Holiday Gifts from Small Labels with Love
Check out our Gramercy Bottle in Holly Becker's Decor8 Gift Guide!
I’m having so much fun working with makers in my decor8 shop! It’s been really easy to manage and a lot of fun to curate. I’ve pulled together a fun Hollyday Shopping collection with a festive happy theme (not your traditional evergreens and reds, so be warned!) if you want to check it out. And below, I have a few of my favorite things in my home that I plan to use and enjoy for this season and beyond like the gorgeous handmade ceramic bottle by Texan ceramicist Keith Kreeger, hand thrown in Austin who happens to be a Martha Stewart American Made Finalist this year. Nice!
You can purchase the piece in Holly's shop at Great.ly
Real Simple Magazine: Holiday Entertaining Guide
Our Oval Sides Bowl and Bowery Collection serving dish were both included in the November Issue of Real Simple as a way to upgrade your Holiday Tabletop. Both are available in our online store now!
Camille Styles: Entertaining with Keith Kreeger
Thank you Camille for the peek into one of our Paella Parties!
The first time I encountered Keith Kreeger’s pottery was at the media preview dinner for Qui (which soon became one of Austin’s hottest dinner tickets in town.) I immediately noticed how Keith’s modern handmade pieces provided a welcome contrast to the striking food presentation on the plate, its simplicity highlighting the culinary artistry while also making it feel a bit more down to earth. Since then, I’ve spotted his work all over town and scooped up a few treasured pieces of my own, and I’ve also been lucky to get to know the man behind the pottery. Turns out, in addition to being a masterful maker, Keith’s also one heck of an entertainer, and he and his lovely wife Evangelina invited us into their Austin home as they prepped for one of their legendary dinner parties. Their theme was inspired by a recent trip to Spain, so the menu centered around (what else?) a steaming family-style pan of paella. Click through for all the delicious details…
Edible Austin: At Home
We were happy to open the doors to our studio for the Cook's Issue of Edible Austin. Check out Elizabeth Winsolw's behind the scenes tour of our workshop-
"Kreeger works closely with the chefs for these projects—thinking deeply about the menu, the chef’s style, the way the food looks on the plate and the restaurant space. For example, since Qui favors an off-center plating, designs for the restaurant’s plateware take this into account with off-center, minimalistic intersecting lines that set the food with a subtle drama."
Austin Chronicle: Please Lick the Art
There's a wonderful profile on our work in this issue of the Austin Chronicle.
"Keith Kreeger, on the other hand, doesn't want his work placed on a mantle. He wants fresh blooms popped into bud vases, platters passed around tables, forks scraping on plates as laughter and conversation fill space. Kreeger's work, with its stark white simplicity and signature hard, incised lines, is appropriate for both taco Tuesdays at home and a splashy night at Qui. In the process, he's helping to document Austin's current dining culture."
Yahoo Food: The Food People's Potter
Thank you Julia Bainbridge for the great interview about our work with restaurants and more on Yahoo Food.
DesignLoveFest: A Beautiful Brunch
Veronica Mars Movie: Keith Kreeger Studios' Hollywood Debut
When I was in 4th grade I auditioned for "Can't Buy Me Love" starring Patrick Dempsey. I vividly remember walking into the audition, asking if the camera I saw was on. The casting director said no and I immediately replied with "phew..." Needless to say, that didn't exactly win me the part. Apparently Seth Green was a bit more natural on camera.
A few decades later Rob Thomas used Kickstarter to fund the Veronica Mars Movie and our work had it's big screen debut. Turns out that my pots have a bit more screen presence than I ever did. First of all, go see the movie and secondly pay attention anytime the scene is in Keith Mars' home because our work is everywhere!
Design*Sponge: 24 Hours in Austin with Keith Kreeger
We were honored to take a pre-sxsw tour of Austin for Grace Bonney's Design*Sponge. It was a pretty epic day of shopping, eating and cocktails...Did we miss anything?
Thank you to one of our favorite pastry chefs in Austin, Callie Speer, for choosing to use our work for her beautiful shoot for Camille Styles!
Tabletop Journal: Original, Creative and Different (in a good way)
Last week we were featured in Tabletop Journal in a feature about how our work is being utilized within the restaurant industry. Thanks for sharing!
Apartment Therapy: Trend Report from NY Now
We're thrilled to be part of Apartment Therapy's Trend Report from NY Now.
"Ceramics this season were amazingly unique, showing us that it's okay and gorgeous when each individual plate or vessel has its own hand-crafted personality (here from Keith Kreeger). Imperfectly beautiful designs were everywhere and we saw lots of nature and sea-inspired patterns."
Design Sponge: 24 Hours in Atlanta with Ginny Branch
Thanks to Ginny Branch for including our work at Star Provisions in her incredible guide to Atlanta!
CultureMap Austin: Make. Eat. Drink. Recap
Apartment Therapy: 6 Sources for Handmade Dinnerware
Camille Styles: Keith Kreeger Studios & The Byrd Collective
Apartment Therapy: Keith Kreeger Studios Profile
CultureMap Austin: Holiday Cocktails with Prominent Austinites
Tribeza Magazine: Outdoor Entertaining Issue
Food & WIne Magazine: Paul Qui's Midnight Dinners
CultureMap Austin: Ro Sham Bo
Ro Sham Bo: Three Prominent Austin Creatives Team Up to Create Art You Can Live In.
Austin Home Magazine: Handy Potter
Our work made for Qui was recently featured in Austin Home Magazine's story about the new restaurant.
Story on Austin's dining scene (yep....that's our bowl at Qui on upper right).