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ON VIEW

A collection of my latest drawings and paintings was recently on display at Hodges Taylor in Charlotte, NC through April. The installation, “Planning for Mutually Assured Seduction,” is part of an ongoing series that explores a real and persistent preoccupation with desire, order, progress and work. Select work from “Planning” is making it’s way to the online shop for purchase.

 
 

 
 

Batch 12

Inspired by a recent winter retreat to the high desert of New Mexico, this small but mighty edition of 160 bars is a reflection of that sweet sojourn. Introducing our first white chocolate bar, hand painted with charcoal chocolate, our beloved Ecuadorian bar topped with pecan smoked nibs and a special 85% Peru for lovers of all that is dreamy and dark.

 
 

 
 

RE-TREAT

Join us as we pay homage to the miraculous women who craft, champion and enrich our world through the magic of cacao! This year’s 5-day Mujeres Milagros Chocolate Retreat celebrates the Art of Chocolate at the elegant Hacienda Doña Andrea near Santa Fe, NM. Mindful conversation, intentional bonding and nurturing food. Ready?

 
 

As lifelong artists, everything influences—
and is an expression of — our making

 

 

Batch is the lovechild of artists Tamara LaValla and Zan Maddox. 

Since meeting two decades ago, we’ve worked side by side as a married couple in a variety of creative capacities — from award-winning news artists to gallery owners to partners of a successful design studio.

Batch celebrates our love affair with art and food and the places they take us. From exploring a new country, a blank canvas or small batch chocolate, we are excited to share these adventures with you as we craft and curate our own intentional path.

 

 

ART + CHOCOLATE?

We believe in extraordinary, full lives that extend beyond a traditional art career. While art and chocolate might seem an unexpected pairing, both require heavy doses of curiosity, ingenuity, tenacity and craft. Rather than placing limits on our making, we value the experimentation and discovery from both studio and kitchen in equal measure.

 

 

THANKS FOR THE LOVE

Thank you for being the kind of person that makes it to the bottom of an “about” page. You know? We appreciate your curious mind. Wherever your path leads, you can find us here as insatiable and inspired as ever.

 

 

Get to know Batch duo, Tamara + Zan or check out our FAQ for more

 
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INSPIRED

 

 

We travel far and wide to stoke our creative fires and bring a new perspective to our making.

Explore our blog of cacao-powered adventures then visit our galleries from home & abroad

 
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BATCH 10

Handcrafted, small batch dark chocolate bars featuring origin-inspired inclusions.

Released in early June — pre-order your trios today!

 

 

DESIGN TALK

Friday, May 5
1000 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Here me wax poetic about all things art, design, travel and chocolate at the next FusionConf. I’ll be gathering with some of the industry’s top talent at Industry Coworking for an afternoon filled with creative inspiration. See you there!

 

VTGCLT SUMMER MARKET

Saturday, June 3 / 10am–5pm
Camp North End, 1776 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC

Thrilled to be a vendor at the VTGCLT Summer Market! Visit our booth to get your paws on Batch 10. Pre-order online today and pick your trios up at the market, Free Range Brewing or Main St Bottle starting June 3.

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DARK CHOCOLATE
+ Sea Salt + Coffee
+ Vanilla

 
 
 
 
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BATCH 8

Handcrafted, small batch bars in celebration of the treasured food experiences from our most recent European adventure! 
Purchase your trio today, follow along our journey and keep an eye out for travel-inspired drawings and prints coming very soon to the shop...

 

 
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HOLIDAY POP-UP

Friday, Nov 18 / 4-7pm
131 E Main St, 5th floor, Rock Hill, SC

Don’t miss the Old Town Holiday Crawl Friday, Nov 18 + Saturday, Nov 19. Sample and purchase bars at Gallery 5 alongside original art for sale by Harriet Goode, Caroline Rust Ward and Stacey Davidson.

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CHRISTMASVILLE PAIRING

Thursday, Dec 1 + Sunday, Dec 4
153 E Main St, Rock Hill, SC

Join us at Main Street Bottle Shop for a beer, wine and hard cider pairing. Sample bars from our newest trio along with a featured selections from MSB then grab an ideal gift for the discerning palates in your life!

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PRIVATE TASTING

Friday, February 10 / 7pm
2320 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC

Save the date for an evening of chocolate and beer with our friends at Free Range Brewing. The event includes bars from Batch 9, our first limited release of 2017, paired with locally sourced and inspired Free Range beers. Space is limited — reserve today!

SPRING pOP-UP

Saturday, March 11 / 2pm until
1318 Central Ave, Suite A1,Charlotte, NC

Save the date for our first pop-up of 2017! Join us for the Spring Social Sip & Shop at Bohemian Stylehouse. We’ll be there with trios from Batch 9 for sampling and sale alongside some of Charlotte’s coolest makers. The event is FREE so get it on your calendar today and we’ll see you there!

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HOLY CACAO!

 

 

Inspired by a new generation of makers, we’re in passionate pursuit of crafting delicious, small batch chocolate.
We use only natural ingredients and the finest, ethically-sourced cacao in the world.

— Wanna be part of future tastings? First to know when we release a batch into the wild? —

Join our list of sassy, chocolate-loving folks!

 
 
 
 
 
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BATCH 10

Handcrafted, small batch dark chocolate bars featuring origin-inspired inclusions.

Released in early June — pre-order your trios today!

 

 

DESIGN TALK

Friday, May 5
1000 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Here me wax poetic about all things art, design, travel and chocolate at the next FusionConf. I’ll be gathering with some of the industry’s top talent at Industry Coworking for an afternoon filled with creative inspiration. See you there!

 

VTGCLT SUMMER MARKET

Saturday, June 3 / 10am–5pm
Camp North End, 1776 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC

Thrilled to be a vendor at the VTGCLT Summer Market! Visit our booth to get your paws on Batch 10. Pre-order online today and pick your trios up at the market, Free Range Brewing or Main St Bottle starting June 3.