James Coffee Studios creates automata. Here is Scissor Lift #1, which was completed in July 2018.

James Coffee Studios’ specialties include laser engraving and the creation of street organs and automata.

Located in Escondido, California, James Coffee Studios is a small veteran-owned business which is operated by Jim and his wife Cheryl.  Our studio is by appointment only.

Street Organs and Automata

In August of 2016, Jim finished constructing his first street organ.  Jim’s second street organ is being constructed at this time.  Additionally, Jim is creating automata.  Two different groups of automata are being developed by Jim:

  • Jim’s Gym:  these automata feature bipeds operating exercise machines.  The machine’s power ‘marble runs’.
  • Product Spinners: these automata are designed to be used in a retail environment to call attention to certain products (and to thus increase sales).

These street organs and automata are Jim’s final creative focus.  All of these machines and devices are intended to create smiles, and perhaps a bit of thoughtful reflection.

Laser Engraving

We have narrowed our laser engraving business to ‘just wooden name tags.  We have a strong base of customers and are not accepting new customers at this time.