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Meet Chas Wojick

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chas Wojick.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Most influences come from one’s childhood, especially through the environment at home. Constant scents of freshly brewed coffee and old antique wood flooded my house as a kid. Even to this day, my life is still consumed by those scents, as I roast coffee beans and salvage vintage goods for repurposing. All of the work I do on the coffee side is inspired by vintage influences with a feel of a mom and pop shop.

Please tell us about your art.
I hand-roast personalized batches of fresh coffee beans and salvage rusted garage artifacts all while maintaining quality over quantity. The green beans are roasted meticulously with an open-flame rotating steel roaster. The vintage goods are found through junk hunting and research, cleaned and then repurposed in such a way that allows someone to visualize an unorthodox but practical purpose. I believe that the coffee and vintage relics have a lasting impression on people. Coffee and things of the past should be responsibly salvaged so that their impression sticks forever. I hope that people see the same value in responsibly sourced coffee and the value in repurposing instead of throwing away the past. My work is personalized and solely for a consumer that has an appreciation for small self-taught businesses with ambition for making everlasting impressions.

What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
Conditions for artists has grown to be better with the expanding platform of social media. I believe that life is still hard but has become easier through the growing community of artists in the area, which creates a better support system. Los Angeles has to keep moving forward with the amount of ion markets and shows so that the hard working artist can have the opportunity to share what they have done with face-to-face interactions.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can go to my Instagram @salvagecoffeeco to view my work involving coffee or go to @salvagesistersandson to view the vintage goods we have picked up. Also, people can visit my website, salvagecoffeeco.com, which has all of my coffee for purchase or viewing.

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Image Credit:
Catherine Wojick/Salvage Sisters and Son

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