San Francisco Bay Area artists Christa Assad and Kevin Wickham are the creative force behind ~ a studio art and design business with a focus on sustainability, creating fine art and furniture from up-cycled materials. Assad’s background in ceramics and Wickham’s architectural design/build experience reveal a shared interest in clean lines and functionality. Their move toward collaborative works evolved organically along with their explorations with repurposing materials. 


Their repertoire includes: original designs for up-cycled furniture + vessels, large-scale public art, interior design + architecture, and accessories for both home and body. Their tag line, Fine Tuning Life, signifies how even small adjustments can amount to great improvements, whether efforts are toward environmental preservation or simply good design. One of the first things they crafted was their statement: 


    “Our mission is to create useful objects with sustainability in mind. Using up-cycled materials ~ things headed for the landfill ~ we repurpose, re-design, and represent things to you in the context of our own environment. We give you Re-Upped: sustainable fine art, architecture and design as we like it.”


RESUME ~ click HERE for download

Christa Assad (

Kevin Wickham (

d.b.a. since 2015


2016                30th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA

2016                Disruptus, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016                Mascots, Hearts of Love, and Proposals, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

2016                BREATHE, Belger Crane Yard, Kansas City, MO

2016                Reconstruction, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO


2016                Compliance, Modular Architectural Elements, Emeryville Art Exhibition, Emeryville, CA

2016                Kitchen Island for Ilene and Michael Gordon, Berkeley, CA

2015                Roof Deck Furniture for Panoramic Interests, San Francisco, CA

2015                Floating Shelves for Loring Sagan Build, Inc., San Francisco, CA

2015                Kid’s Art Kart for Mary Mar Keenan, San Francisco, CA


The Gardener, 1836 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA

Selected Publications

“ReUpped”, by Christa Assad, The Studio Potter, Volume 44, No 1, January 2016, pp. 33-37, photos pp. 1, 3, 33, 34, 37.

“August at the Art Galleries,” by Sura Wood, The Bay Area Reporter Online, Issue: Vol. 46/No. 33/18, August 4, 2016.