7×7, the “Insider’s Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area,” features Shipyard artist Lorna Kollmeyer and her company in an April 28 photo essay, “Meet Lorna Kollmeyer, the last remaining guardian of San Francisco’s Victorian plaster ornaments.”
From the article:
“… In 1984, she moved into her first studio at Hunters Point. Her rent was just $148 a month.
“Back then, there were a number of businesses in SF with the expertise Kollmeyer was honing. Now, her shop is the last one standing.
“Lorna Kollmeyer Ornamental Plaster is still housed at Hunters Point Shipyard (though in a much larger space than when she first started out) and, despite threats of redevelopment, not a whole lot has changed there over the last 40 years, she says. The Shipyard is one of the last affordable bastions for artists and craftspeople in the city limits—but no one knows for how long.”