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Dutch Boy Studios

A former paint factory turns its quirky nooks to good use.

Jeff Berger has lived here since the '90s and makes these stained glass panels. He traces each pattern on a backlit drawing table.

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Jason Adkins's studio is packed with orchids and paints. He has a show coming up at Manna Gallery.

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This painting of a squirrel's nest is by Christine Canepa. She explores the idea of parallel worlds by painting animal-made structures.

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I do screen-printing for my small clothing company, Blonde Peacock, in my studio.

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This used to be a paint factory, so there are a lot of quirky nooks. The rooftop shed holds paintings.

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Charles Splady is a sculptor who's been living here for 30 years. It's actually frightening to be in his shop sometimes—it's filled with all these heavy-duty tools that could potentially cut your hand off.

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Dolores Restrepo Macias, a photographer, also restores furniture. Her husband is a tatoo artist who paints in the loft upstairs.

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Check out the slideshow above for a tour of Dutch Boy Studios.

Tour 1: Cotton Mill Studios
Pole dancing teachers, surrealist collages, hearts of metal, and more. Text and images by Joshua LaCunha  

Tour 2: Vulcan Studios
Contortionists, musicians, and fire spinners commingle. Text and images by Helena and Laurent Martin 

Tour 3: Dutch Boy Studios
A former paint factory turns its quirky nooks to good use. Text and images by Michelle Bassler

Tour 4: Oakland Cannery
Where woodworking, screen-printing, and plywood painting align. Text and images by Eddie Colla

 

Originally published in the June issue of San Francisco.

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