We have had a lot of fun working our way to this event. Nearly four months ago an idea was germinated to start something special, an art show. A chocolate art show! Putting our staff and family to stretch through the many forms of creativity and produce edible works of art, all chocolate.
What Goes Into a Chocolate Art Piece?
The life cycle of any artwork is not trivial and usually quite personal. That doesn’t change just because the medium is chocolate, although it certainly grows tastier.
Each art piece was thought through on paper, dialog with each other, or even just walking down the path of an early concept to see where it was leading.
Like many projects sometimes finding where to stop, or when to start over is the more difficult part. Although, with chocolate and some of the amazing designs that were created we had to learn how time and gravity would cause new issues in the structures that we had not dealt with before.
Fun, educational, and beautiful. It’s been a series of great projects all around.
Before the Show
We are always grateful for local press! Chef Bill did a few circuits to showcase some of what we do and Charlotte’s Wilson came out to have fun with us one morning. It’s great to be able to let people see what is possible with something they find every day delicious!
For many in the kitchen this was the first time a spotlight had been placed on them and it was endearing to watch the nervous butterflies work their way through the staff. Having done events for 6 years in the store and staging at farmers markets for 3 years before that, the family in the house was ready for whatever would come of our endeavor. Our expectations however were blown away by the fantastic turnout and curiousity by all that came.
Chocolate On Display
With our night of demonstrations, explanations, touring, and sampling delight behind us we are happy to continue showing our works through the month of September. For those that are too far away Andy is attempting to capture all the pieces and get them online. Many of which can be seen below. Everything is not online yet but we will get there!
If you have any questions, email us, drop a comment or give us a call. We’re happy to answer. As well if you’d like to own a piece of our work we’ll recraft a fresh piece for you or if you want something more personal let us know and you can comission us for your next function.
Thanks as always for the continued support and I hope to see you in the store soon!