Hot Stuff Studios is creative community space in Berkeley, CA. We not only sell handmade goods from local makers, but offer a variety workshops and fun events that foster a creative life.
Our space centers the work of Queer and BIPOC creatives in the East Bay and beyond. Run by 2 Queer femmes, Trin Alexander and Dru Cowan.
Shop with us!
We are open Thursday thru Sunday from 3 - 8 pm, with private shopping appointments outside of regular hours for Patrons
. We carry a range of items from over 40 makers
, from jewelry, to clothing, to candles, and home decor - ranging in price from $5 to $1500. There's something for every style and budget.
Our workshops are taught by many of the artists in the space. Come not only to learn a new skill, but to find community and inspiration.
Looking for a venue for your next party or team offsite? Rent out our space! If you're looking for a private workshop, we can pair you with one of our makers as well.
About the Owners
Hot Stuff Studios is run by a Queer couple, Trinicia Alexander (she/they) and Drusilla Cowan (they/them). With this new storefront and community space, we’re bringing together our love for art and creative events–each being artists in our own right – Dru as a clay jewelry designer and Trin as a rapper/singer/songwriter; among other things. We met in 2019 at a warehouse party in West Oakland where we were both vending--Trin was running a cannabis-infused soap business at the time and Dru was just getting started with their jewelry line, You Are Hot Stuff. We later started dating in November 2020, and in 2021 when Dru was vending a lot to grow You Are Hot Stuff, it was only natural that Trin got more involved in the business. The vision for Hot Stuff Studios was been in both of our minds for a few years now, but the opportunity to make this dream a reality happened very suddenly at the end of 2021.