the SAWTOOTH BUILDING

also known as the KAWNEER BUILDING
a Berkeley Historic Landmark

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The SAWTOOTH BUILDING, also known as the Kawneer Building, is a West Berkeley industrial building that is home to a variety of small buinesses - including artisans, craftspeople, tradespeople, engineers, consultants, designers, fine artists, small industries, performance groups, theathers and a variety of schools.

The SAWTOOTH BUILDING is a important Berkeley cultural center where the pubic comes to learn, to enjoy performances and to tour the many studios. Check out our Open Studios / Events section.

The SAWTOOTH BUILDING, first built in 1913 as the Kawneer Building, is a Berkeley Historic Landmark. It spans the whole block of 8th St. between Dwight Way and Parker Streets and is easily recognized by it's roof line of twenty sawtoothed banks of sky lights.

The SAWTOOTH BUILDING has had a noteworthy history. Visit the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association, (BAHA), website for an in-depth Kawneer Building history.

The Sawtooth Building Studios

Studio #1 - Property Manager

Judy Seidlin

930 Dwight Way Suite #1, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510--665-9880
Mobile: 415-302-8822
E-mail: bennlill@yahoo.com
Studio #2

Information to Come

930 Dwight Way Suite #2, Berkeley, CA 94710
Studio #3 - Cathryn Hrudicka
Recording Associate, Composer, Sound Designer, Audio Writer
930 Dwight Way Suite #3, Berkeley, CA 94710
Studio/Office: 510.845.5557
Mobile: 415.221.8213
E-mail: engineer@linkssound.com
Website: www.LinksSound.com
Studio #4

Information to Come

Studio #5 - Jonathan Allen

Information to Come

Studio #6 - René Thomas/Studio Alembic
Painting, Mixed Media, SoulCollage® Workshops
930 Dwight Way Suite #6, Berkeley, CA 94710
Website: www.studioalembic.com
Studio #7 - Alcove Books

Editor: Tom Palmer

Publisher of
The American Art Collector and The Art of Seeing
930 Dwight Way Suite #7, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-644-3534
E-mail: info@alcovebooks.net
Website: www.alcovebooks.net
Studio #7 - Mike Dove
VMware Consultant
930 Dwight Way Suite #7, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-334-6960
E-mail: vdiguy@comcast.net
Studio #8 - David Pontecorvo
Philanthropic and Nonprofit Consulting
930 Dwight Way Suite #8, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-549-0331
E-mail: dpontecorvo@mindspring.com
Studio #9

Information to Come

Studio #10

Information to Come

Studio #10A - Chris Peterson Illustration
Commercial Illustration • Advertising Art • Posters • Paintings
930 Dwight Way Suite #10A, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-848-2849
E-mail: chris@petersonland.com
Website: www.petersonland.com
Studio #10B - Julie Cohn Art Studio
Fine Art Originals & Prints ~ Art Instruction
930 Dwight Way Suite #10B, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-644-1402
E-mail: juliecohnproductions@yahoo.com
Website: www.juliecohnproductions.com
Studio #10B - Susan Unrath

Information to Come

Studio #11A - Jennifer Perlmutter
Original Art ~ Abstract Expressionism
930 Dwight Way Suite #11A, Berkeley, CA 94710
Website: www.jenniferperlmutter.com
Studio #11A - Sawtooth Studios

Information to Come

Studio #12A - Berkeley Public Tool Lending Library
Tool Lending Library
2525 8th St., #12A, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-981-6101
Website: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org
Studio #12 - Aikido Shusekai
Aikido Classes ~ Adults, Teens, Kids
2525 8th St., #12, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-776-4341
E-mail: info@aikiarts.com
Website: www.aikiarts.com
Studio #12 - Iaido - Traditional Japanese Swordsmanship

Andrej Diamantstein, 7th dan

2525 8th St., #12, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-508-3425
E-mail: studio12berkeley@gmail.com
Website: www.iaido.org
Studio #12 - Aerial Dance - Cherie Carson
Classes ~ Workshops ~ Performance
2525 8th St., #12, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-587-0770
Website: www.studio12flys.org
Studio #13A - Berkeley Moving Arts

Ruth Botchan ~ Director

Modern Dance Instruction
2525 8th St., #13A, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-848-4878
Website: www.berkeleymovingarts.com
Studio #13B - Heidi Berrin Shonkoff
Painting Studio
2525 8th St., #13B, Berkeley, CA 94710
E-mail: hbs@heidiberrinshonkoff.com
Website: www.heidiberrinshonkoff.com
Studio #13C

Information to Come

Studio #14 - M & X Inc.

Xiaoyan Lin

2525 8th St., #14, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel & Fax: 510-666-9320
E-mail: minghua88@gmail.com
Studio #15 - Wildcat Studios

Information to Come

Studio #16 - Eighth St. Studio

Information to Come

2547 8th St., #16, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Studio #17 - Pinzette Glassworks
Hand Blown Glass by Michael Sosin
2547 8th St., #25, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-649-9852
Website: www.pinzetteglass.com
Studio #18A - Deborah Harris - Sawtooth School
Paintings & Prints ~ Art Instruction
2547 8th St. #18 A, Berkeley, CA 94710
E-mail: dharris@comcast.net
Website: www.deborah-harris.com
Studio #18B - MARC Silber Music ~ MARC Silber Guitars
New and Used Guitars, Mandolins, Ukeleles, Banjos and More
2547 8th St, #18 B, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-644-1958
Website: www.marcsilbermusic.com
Studio #19 - Nelson Construction

Information to Come

Studio #20 - Spring Fall Dance
Linda Harrour

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Studio #21 - The Floor Show • Fine Wooden Floors
Floor Sanding, Finishing, Installation and Repair
Lic.# 936725
2547 8th St. #21, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-845-4633
Website: www.thefloorshow.com
Studio #22 - Alex Selvin

Information to Come

Studio #23 - Farrokh Ceramics Studio

Farrokh Shehabi

Ceramics ~ Sculpture ~ Wood Fire/Raku
2547 8th St., #23, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-841-0843
Website: www.farrokhceramics.com
Studio #24 A - Susan Brooks
Handwrought Jewelry & Figurative Artworks on Paper
2547 8th St., #24A, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-845-2612
E-mail: susanbrooks@fastmail.fm
Website: www.susanbrooks.com
Studio #24 A - Berkeley Artisans
Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios
2547 8th St., #24A, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-845-2612
E-mail: berkeleyartisans@yahoo.com
Website: www.berkeleyartisans.com
Studio #24 B - Janet Lee Smith
Painting ~ Design 2547 8th Street #24 B, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-655-1645
E-mail: Beautifuldesigns@aol.com
Studio #24 B - Maggie Wihnyk
Creative Clothes ~ Alterations ~ Jewelry
Tel: 510-527-1598
Studio #24 B - Kate Anderson
Painting ~ Mixed Media Sculpture
Tel: 510-632-8445
Website: www.kateandersonart.com
Studio #25 - Bob Pool Pottery
Ceramics
2547 8th St., #25, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-841-8135
E-mail: bob@bobpoolpottery.com
Website: www.bobpoolpottery.com
Studio #26

Information to Come

Studio #27 - Pedemonte Custom Woodworking

Thomas Pedemonte

Custom Woodworking
2547 8th St., #27, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-883-9859
Studio #28 - DaSilva Ukulele Co.

Michael DaSilva

Handcrafted Ukuleles ~ Lessons
Tel: 510-649-1548
Website: www.ukemaker.com
Studio #29

Information to Come

Studio #30 - This into That

Jim Rosenau

Thematic Furniture from Vintage Books
2547 8th St., #30, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-845-0106
E-mail: jim@thisintothat.com
Website: www.thisintothat.com
Studio #30 A - Katie Carrin
Sea Glass, Pearl & Gemstone Jewelry
Tel: 510-339-2787
E-mail: katiecarrin@bigplanet.com
Website: www.katiecarrin.com
Studio #30 A - Carl Mehler
Semi Absract Photography
Tel: 650-740-1584
E-mail: carl@thingseyelike.com
Website: www.thingseyelike.com
Studio #30 B - Curtis H. Arima
Metalsmithing: Objects ~ Jewelry ~ Rings
2547 8th St., Suite #30 B, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-205-5694
E-mail: curtis@curtisharima.com
Website: www.curtisharima.com
Studio #31 - Mary Shisler
Photography ~ Jewelry ~ Cards
Tel: 510-653-3379
Website: www.marykshisler.com
Studio #32

Information to Come

Studio #33 A - Erinn Mcginness
Ceramics
2547 8th Street, #33 A, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-388-6346
E-mail: erin@erinmcguiness.com
Website: www.erinmcguiness.com
Studio #33 B - Niels Thorsen
Sculpture
2547 8th Street, #33 B, Berkeley, CA 94710
E-mail: product13@earthlink.net
Website: www.nielsthorsen.com
Studio #34 - Salma Arastu
Lyrical Visions: Paintings & Sculpture
Tel: 484-554-6035 - Toll free: 1-800-241-2704
E-mail: info@salmaarastu.com
Website: www.salmaarastu.com
Studio #35 - Bay Glass - Don McPherson

Information to Come

Studio #36 - Donna Duguay
Oil Pastels/Mixed Media ~ Art Quilts ~ Workshops & Private Classes
2547 8th St. #36, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-843-3240
E-mail: donnaduguay@hotmail.com
Website: www.donnaduguay.com
Studio #37 - Ignitions Systems

Information to Come

Studio #38 - Studio 38
933 Parker St., #38, Bay 5, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-301-6747
E-mail: vance_selover@yahoo.com
Studio #39 - Fuff Tabachinikoff
Unique Glass Art: Jewelry & Mosaics
2547 8th St., #39, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-220-1510
E-mail: fuff@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.fuff.net
Studio #39 - Anne Shulenberger
Sculpture ~ Painting ~ Jewelry
2547 8th St., #39, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-882-1964
E-mail: anne@annesartstudio.com
Website: www.annesartstudio.com
Studio #40 - Seamus Berkeley
Painting from Near and Far
Tel: 510-984-1850
E-mail: seamus@seamusberkeley.com
Website: www.seamusberkeley.com
Studio #41 - Barbini

Barbi Jo Stim

Earrings, Necklaces, Pins, Eyeglass and Phone Pouches
2599 8th St., #41, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-847-0298
E-mail: barbini27@aol.com
Studio #42 - Merl Ross
Abstract Painting
Tel: 510-848-8142
E-mail: aquamerl@yahoo.com
Studio #43

Information to Come

Studio #44 - A Good Find

Irina Borichevsky

Furniture Repairs and Sales - Seat Rushing and Caning - Old Books for Sale
933 Parker St., #44, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-841-0541
E-mail: agoodfind@yahoo.com
Studio #45 - Alison B. Antelman
Metal Arts & Jewelry Design
2599 8th St., #45, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-704-1905
E-mail: info@antelman.com
Website: www.antelman.com
Studio #46 - Diane Abt
Mixed Media ~ Printmaking
933 Parker St., #46, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-599-4345
E-mail: diane@dianeabt.com
Website: www.dianeabt.com
Studio #47 - Second Sight Music

Michael Smolens

Pianist ~ Classical Alto Flute ~ Vocals ~ Melodic World Percussion
933 Parker St., #47, Berkeley, CA 94710
Mail: P.O. Box 111, Canyon, CA 94516
Tel: 510-649-7993
E-mail: michael@secondsightmusic.com
Website: www.secondsightmusic.com
Blog: www.secondsightmusic.blogspot.com

Many of the Sawtooth Studios participate in the 2 annual local Open Studio Events.

PROARTS East Bay Open Studios occurs 2 weekends each June.

The Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios occurs the 4 weekends between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays each year.

More information to come
Support you local Artists, Artisans and Craftspeople. Come to the participating Sawtooth Building Studios.

North end of the Sawtooth Building, home of the Property Manager

Judy Seidlin - Property Manager

930 Dwight Way Suite #1,
Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-665-9880
Mobile: 415-302-8822
E-mail: bennlill@yahoo.com