Yvonne Mouser is a San Francisco based artist, designer, and builder engaged in creative practice that spans furniture design, product, spaces, fine art, and events.
As a designer Yvonne focuses on creating everyday objects that give meaning to experience or tell a story through their function. They are simple, well crafted, and intentional pieces that are meant to be used.
As an artist her work engages with the temporal nature of reality, exploring in between times flow to expose a process, reveal a fleeting moment or capture moments caught in transformation.
Her practice is deeply rooted in the process of making, where ideas and techniques are supported by a hands on approach providing opportunities to experiment, test, and prototype, and the final results are executed with detail and craft.
Yvonne works both independently and with a diverse group of collaborators. Her own design studio creates one of a kind objects and small run production pieces. She is co-founder of New Factory a design studio and workshop, Thought for Food, where she focuses on the artifacts and experiences of eating, and, YMSF, a collaboration with Stella Fluorescent that explores utility, materials and scale.
Her work is included in private collections, and has been exhibited internationally and throughout the Bay Area including the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, COPIA, the Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, and the Headlands Center for the Arts.
Designer Insights, February 2016
The Gardener - Berkeley and Healdsburg, CA
Workshop Residence - San Francisco, CA
Scout West County - Sebastopol, CA
Briar Shop - Belmont, CA
Acacia - San Francisco, CA
Industrious Life - San Francisco, CA
Oakland Museum of California - Oakland, CA
London + Wood - Ross, CA
Flower Power - Point Reyes Station, CA
Work Of - New York, NY
PRESS / PUBLICATIONS / LINKS
Wescover Map of My Work
Hiyori Techo, Monthly - 005 2015, pg 32-39
San Francisco Chronicle - 6 July 2016
Food Player, Ginko Press, 2014
San Francisco Magazine - January 2013
Reinventing the Chicken Coop, Storey Publishing
Handful of Salt - Sweeping Gestures - April 2014
SFMCD Blog - August 2013
Nytt Rom - Nombar 30, 2013
7x7 - May 2013
Remodelista - January 2012
Glance - Fall 2012 - Keeping the Creative Flame Burning
SF Chronicle - Sunday, June 24, 2012
Glance - Spring 2012 - The Art of Food
500 Chairs - 2008
Glance - Spring 2006
American Craft - February Issue 2006
Woodwork Magazine - February 2006
San Francisco Chronicle - November 2005
CLIENTS AND COLLABORATORS
Bot & Dolly