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The Innovators: Artisans Asylum

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Published on Jul 24, 2013

Artisan's Asylum, Inc. is a non-profit community craft studio located at 10 Tyler Street, in Somerville, Massachusetts. Their mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of craft of all varieties. To support that mission, they offer the following:
A fully equipped and professionally maintained manufacturing facility, which includes capabilities for precision metal machining, electrical fabrication, welding, woodworking, sewing & fiber arts, robotics, bicycle building and repair, lampworking, jewelry, computer-aided design, and screen printing
A large range of affordable, publicly-accessible classes in these areas and more offered by local artisans, either focusing on creating a final product the student can take home after the class or general training for specific tools
Monthly and daily membership plans for the general public to access our facility on weekends and after working hours, encouraging DIY culture and community craftsmanship
Affordable space and equipment rental to local professional artists and businesspeople interested in having access to industrial-grade manufacturing equipment and a dedicated manufacturing environment without having to invest in capital equipment and long-term space leases
On-site material storage and resale and on-site project storage, allowing community members to create and store projects without the hassle of handling material and storage logistics
Hosting and promotion of local craft-related events

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