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 - Creative Sage

Cathryn Hrudicka ~ Chief Imagination Officer, Consultant

Creativity Program Designer & Coach
930 Dwight Way Suite #3, Berkeley, CA 94710
Studio/Office: 510.845.5510
Mobile: 415.221.8213
E-mail: sage@creativesage.com
Website: www.creativesage.com
• Studio #4 - Cordelia DeVere
Fiber Art Dolls ~ Gloves & Hats ~ Mosaics
930 Dwight Way Suite #4, Berkeley, CA 94710
510-207-1169
E-mail: cordeliadevere@renegadeart.net
Website: www.renegadeart.net
• Studio #5 - Marlene Walters
Oil Paintings ~ Giclées ~ Silver Jewelry
930 Dwight Way Suite #5, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-612-0180
E-mail: marlenefw@gmail.com
Website: www.marlenefw.com
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 #9 - Warren and Astrid Steel

Information to Come

930 Dwight Way Suite #9, Berkeley, CA 94710
• Studio #10 - Linda Kohn

Information to Come

930 Dwight Way Suite #10, Berkeley, CA 94710
• Studio #10A - Bison Organic Beer

Daniel Del Grande ~ Chief Operations Officer

930 Dwight Way Suite #10A, Berkeley, CA 94710
Mobile: 510-812-5996
E-mail: chris@delgrande@bisonbrew.com Website: www.bisonbrew.com
• Studio #10A - Christopher Peterson Illustration
Illustration ~ Posters, Murals, Storyboards, Renderings, Visualization, Advertising Art
Iconic Fine Art Paintings

930 Dwight Way Suite #10A, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-848-2849
Mobile: 510-384-4995
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: 510-672-2858
E-mail: juliecohnproductions@yahoo.com
Website: www.juliecohnproductions.com
• Studio #11A - Kandance Norwood

Information to Come

• Studio #11A - Susan Unrath
Fine Art Paintings Tel: 510-525-3076
E-mail: sarnu@comcast.net
Website: www.jpbase.com/sarnu
• Studio #12 - Aikido Shusekai

Nick Walker Sensei, 6th Dan,Senior Instructor

Aikido Classes ~ Adults, Teens & Children
2525 8th St., #12, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-776-4341
E-mail: info@aikiarts.com
Website: www.aikiarts.com
Hours: Sunday 1pm - 2:30pm
Monday 8pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 9am & 6:30pm - 8pm,
Thursday 7:30am - 9am & 8pm - 9:30pm
Friday 6:30pm - 8pm
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 #12 A - Emily Payne
Artist
2525 8th St., #12 A, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Website: www.emilypayne.net
• Studio #12 B - Judith Foosaner
Artist
2525 8th St., #12 B, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Website: www.judithfoosaner.com
• Studio #12 C - Sarah Kersten
Handmade Ceramic Pottery
2525 8th St., #12 C, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Website: www.sarahkersten.com
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
Tel: 510-849-4106
E-mail: hbs@heidiberrinshonkoff.com
Website: www.heidiberrinshonkoff.com
Studio #13C - Alexandra Von Burg
Artist ~ Teacher
E-mail: sondra@adada.com
Website: www.alexandravonburg.com
• Studio #13C - Textile Dream Studio
Longarm Quilting Service ~ Instruction ~ Rental
Website: www.textiledreamstudio.com
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

Information to Come

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 - Nancy Fernandez
Classical Realist Painter
2547 8th St., #22, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Website: www.nfernandez.com
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 & Works on Paper
2547 8th St., #24A, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-845-2612
E-mail: susanbrooks@fastmail.fm
Website: www.susanbrooks.com
Hours: Thursdays & First Saturdays, noon - 5pm & by appointment or chance
• 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 - Transformations ~ a design studio

Janet Lee Smith

Classes, Floorcloths, Table Paintings, Murals & More 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
2547 8th Street #24 B, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-527-1598
Blog: www.maggiewihnyk.blogspot.com
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: 510-599-7720
E-mail: bob@bobpoolpottery.com
Website: www.bobpoolpottery.com
• Studio #27 - Heartwood Custom Woodworking
Cabinets & Furniture ~ Design, Construction, Installation, General Contracting CA Contractor's License #715498 & #823628
2547 8th St., #27, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-845-4887
E-mail: info@heartwoodshop.net
Website: www.heartwoodshop.net
Studio #28 - DaSilva Ukulele Co.

Michael DaSilva

Handcrafted Ukuleles ~ Lessons
Tel: 510-649-1548
Website: www.ukemaker.com
• Studio #29 - Tomas Pedemonte Fine Woodworking
The World Needs More Wood
Tel: 510-883-9859
E-mail: tom@tompedemont.com
Website: www.tompedemont.com
• Studio #30 - This into That

Jim Rosenau

Funny & Functional Art 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
2547 8th St., #30 A, Berkeley, CA, 94710
E-mail: katiecarrin@bigplanet.com
Website: www.katiecarrin.com
• Studio #30 A - Fuff Tabachinikoff
Unique Glass Art: Jewelry & Mosaics
2547 8th St., #30 A, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-220-1510
E-mail: fuff@fuff.net
Website: www.fuff.net
Hours: Thursdays & First Saturdays, 1pm - 5pm
• Studio #30 B - Curtis H. Arima
Fine Jewelry ~ Sculpture ~ Custom 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 - Gina Papen
Art & Design
2547 8th St., Suite #31, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-220-3698
E-mail: gpapen@earthlink.net
Website: www.ginapapen.com
• Studio #31 - Mary K. Shisler
Pigment Prints ~ Jewelry ~ Cyanotypes
2547 8th St., Suite #31, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-499-6535
E-mail: artgoddess@marykshisler.com
Website: www.marykshisler.com
• Studio #31 - cLOVERr Designs
Repurposed Textiles ~ Home Decor
2547 8th St., Suite #31, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-541-3831
Website: www.clover-designs.com
• Studio #31 - Christine Rossi Art
Surreal Paintings ~ Small Works
2547 8th St., Suite #31, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-551-8283
Website: www.christinerossiart.com
Studio #32

Information to Come

2547 8th St., Suite #32, Berkeley, CA 94710
• Studio #33 A - Erin Mcginness
Ceramics ~ hand-coiled vessels
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
Spiritual & Lyrical Paintings & Sculpture
Tel: 510-868-4398
E-mail: salma@salmaarastu.com
Website: www.salmaarastu.com Hours: Monay - Friday, 10am -4pm, Weekends and evenings by appointment
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 - Dana Gleason Backpacks

Information to Come

Website: www.mysteryranch.com
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 - Juliet Mevi
Visual Artist ~ Oils, Acrylics ~ Realism, Fantasy
2547 8th St., #39, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-8089-7673
E-mail: mevi.art@gmail.com
Website: www.mevi-shiflett.com
• 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 - Berkeley Fine Art Studio
Oringinal Art ~ Prints ~ Commisions
Art Talks ~ Art Rental

933 Parker St., #40, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 510-984-4143
Echo Chien: www.echochien.com
Seamus Berkeley: www.seamusberkeley.com
Peggy Cotton: : www.peggycotton.com
• Studio #41 - Barbini

Barbi Jo Stim

Earrings, Necklaces, Pins, Eyeglass & Phone Pouches
2599 8th St., #41, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-847-0298
E-mail: barbini27@aol.com
• Studio #42 - Merl Ross
Abstract Painting
2599 8th St., #42, Berkeley, CA, 94710
Tel: 510-848-8142
E-mail: aquamerl@yahoo.com
Website: www.merlross.com
• Studio #43 - Rae Dunn
Ceramics ~ Mixed Media
927 Parker St., Berkeley, CA 94710
Tel: 415-515-9062
Website: www.raedunn.com
• 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