~ NOTICE ~
During the pandemic, the physical shop and gallery are open by appointment.
We continue to take orders and serve our customers online.
“Every work of art shows that it was made by a human being for a human being.
Art is the humanity put into workmanship, the rest is slavery. ”—WR Lethaby
Given the personal nature our business, the best way for you to see our work and for us to help you is to have you visit us at the shop, located at 2100 Fifth Street in Berkeley, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 6.
But because of our unique business model and the quality of what we offer, we do much of our business online, serving a national (and even international) customer base.
For ready-made and ready-to-ship inventory frames and mirrors, visit our online store,
We offer custom framing services online too. Using the website, and email and telephone correspondence to facilitate design and ordering, I’m able to work with you directly, designing the right frame for your picture and your home.
To order a painting, and for all other inquiries, please call or email us:
510/450-0350 | firstname.lastname@example.org
More useful information for ordering—
When placing an order by phone or mail, please supply the information below. If anything is unclear to you, we’re here to help.
For paintings from the gallery: the painting name and artist
For items in stock: the item number
For custom frames and mirrors:
- Frame or mirror design
- Profile width
- Size and orientation — Specify what the dimensions refer to – i.e. glass size, outside dimensions, exact rabbet size, etc. (call if you’re unclear about this). Tell us whether the orientation is vertical (portrait) or horizontal (landscape).
- Wood and stain (or clear finish)
- Special details — Include any custom options (corner treatment, beveled or plain glass, extra frame depth, custom stain, etc.)
- Shipping address
- Payment — We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover; or you may send a check. For custom work, we take a 50% deposit on order, the balance being payable on completion (prior to shipping).
Mirror prices are here, frame price examples are here. Prices do not include shipping and handling, which varies with the size and weight of the order, and destination. Please call for shipping and handling charges.
We ship by UPS Ground and FedEx Ground, unless otherwise requested.
Most orders ship 4-6 weeks from the time they’re placed. Occasionally delays occur. However, we are almost always able to positively commit to and meet firm deadlines.