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Established: 2013

Handicap Accessible: No

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Most popular offering: Paint-your-own pottery

Pro Tip: The price you see is the price you pay. There is no studio fee, no up-charge for special paints.

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

Q&A with Nora, Owner

What sets your business apart from your competition?

We have over 160 options of pottery, almost 90 paints to chose from and hundreds of stamps and stencils. We also have glass and clay options.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?

We are a family run business. You will see myself and my children in the studio almost every day. This is a joy for us not a job.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

It's a new experience every day. Some days, we're getting seasonal items together. Other days, we're helping parents preserve baby memories or creating a special gift for a parent or a grandparent. This job allows us to share in people creating memories and enjoying each other's company.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We want every experience to be enjoyable. We welcome both compliment and criticism. With that we will learn and grow.

5327 Jacuzzi Street
Richmond,
CA
US

Michael Paranyo's birdie bungalows and avian mansions, handcrafted from recycled materials, have caught the attention of human eyes by being featured on HGTV and Bay Area Backroads. Rakish cuts of distinctive wood imbue the houses with a rustic feel, and roofs made of copper sheets lend a ramshackle charm to the domiciles. The town and country birdhouse ($99.95) evokes the appealing simplicity of the Great Plains, and themed pieces such as the chez noir birdfeeder and restaurant ($99.95) flaunts fashion with its dual-story design, ladder, and glass doorknob. Placate feuding families of lovebirds with two smaller birdhouses, such as the townhouse-style south Berkeley starter home ($49.95) and the Rustic A-frame outfitted with fig branches and a perch for romantic balcony scenes in which fowl lovers long for the ability to fly away like a human.

1733 Sacramento St
Berkeley,
CA
US

Since de-clogging its first eave in 1999, Sunshine Gutters’ crew of skilled workers have spent its days scaling ladders to roofs across the Bay Area to clean, install, and repair gutters and downspouts in need of some extra love. Dedicated to preventing residential and commercial properties from accumulating potentially foundation-compromising water damage, the staff performs meticulous services to ensure that rain troughs and conduits remain in working order. Staffers can be found cleansing gutters clogged with leaves, silt, and homesick bowling balls, while technicians install futuristic seamless gutters and stylish copper gutters. Sunshine Gutters’ crews also perform speedy-yet-fastidious repairs, from re-attaching loose gutters to replacing worn-out downspouts. Keeping in line with the quality and confidence of their work, all the company’s services are backed by a 100% guarantee of customer satisfaction.

1466 7th St
Berkeley,
CA
US

American Air Conditioning Company dispatches technicians to homes and offices throughout the Bay area, armed with toolboxes and parts from Carrier, Lennox, and Amana. Staffers repair intricate HVAC systems by appointment and when summoned through a 24-hour emergency hotline. They also enroll systems in a maintenance program for periodic tune-ups. In addition, the staff cleans ducts and installs walk-in coolers and freezers for businesses and homes.

PO Box 1113
Pinole,
CA
US

With more than 25 years of experience, Box Brothers offers a panoply of packing supplies and accouterments along with brand-name and custom shipping services. Box Brothers stocks more than 100 different sizes of boxes, including standard 1.5-cubic-foot book- or record-carton boxes ($1.49 each, $1.29 each in a bundle of 25) and sweater-sheltering wardrobe boxes ($12.99, $11.99 each in a bundle of five). Box Brothers’ cardboard cowboys will help find the right receptacle for hand-woven wares, and they can also make or cut custom-size boxes for oddly shaped items such as spare harpoons and handcrafted kitchen sinks.

2321 Filbert St
Oakland,
CA
US

Drill bits twist, measuring tape unfurls, and saws chomp through two-by-fours in ACE Hardware, where shelves dangle with scores of tools and other home-improvement essentials. Wall pigment by Ace Paint and Benjamin Moore beams across the color spectrum as faucet parts and cabinet hardware retool aging abodes and jury-rigged time machines. Large appliances, such as Honeywell space heaters, Perfect Aire air conditioners, and Cadet thermostats, keep indoor air at a comfortable temperature. Outside, bags of seed and compost join charcoal grills to brighten backyard celebrations as rolling hand trucks heft heavy lumber purchases or prefab doghouses for socialite canines. Tools, electrical tape, and other handyman essentials round out each location's array of fixative and creative supplies.

6733 Foothill Blvd
Oakland,
CA
US