All of Sue Johnson's handcrafted lamps are created at the Berkeley shop. The artisans who design and make our custom lamp shades also work as the sales staff. So please, ask us about our creations and discover a new world of unique lamps and lamp shades.

  • Do you have lamps that need new lamp shades?
    Bring them in and we can update them with beautiful ones chosen from the wide variety available at the shop or we can specially design custom lamp shades for them.
  • Do you have decorative objects that could be transformed into unique lamps?
    Our sales staff and wiring department can help turn your treasured objects into one-of-a-kind custom lamps.
  • Do you have lamps that need repair?
    Bring them in and our experienced wiring staff will inspect them and provide an estimate; generally repairs can be done within a week.

Our unique lamps and lamp shades make distinctive gifts; for newlyweds, as housewarming gifts, for any special person and occasion. We offer gift certificates and gift registry services; we gladly accept gift exchanges for store credit.

Just give us a call (510) 527-2623

We're open everyday.

OUR HOURS (Pacific Time)

Monday–Saturday 12-6 PM
Sunday 12-5 PM



Sue Johnson

Paula Cifuentes

Lynn Duncan

Jill Lawrence

Carmen Nunez

Hank Schmutz

Mary Shilman

Jorge Villegas

Hope Wingert

Bill Jabas


We are open every day to help you make appropriate lamp and lamp shade choices to meet your home lighting needs. We look forward to meeting you.

period art styles - contemporary designs - mica, parchment & fabric shades - wiring repair

Come to the shop

Sue Johnson Custom Lamps & Shades shop
Photo: Chronicle / Penni Gladstone