About Us

Artisans

Artisan’s Asylum, Inc., a non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville, Massachusetts. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design and fabrication.

To support that mission we offer the following:

  • Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in electrionics, robotics, woodworking, jewelry and metalsmithing, welding, precision machining, rapid prototyping, digital fabrication, fiber arts, screen printing and more
  • A large range of affordable, publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans, focusing on either creating a final product the student can take home after the class or general training for specific tools
  • Affordable monthly memberships that include access to our facility on weekends and after typical working hours
  • Space and equipment rentals to monthly members interested in having access to design and fabrication equipment without having to invest in capital equipment and long-term space leases
  • On-site material and project storage allowing members to create and store projects without the hassle of handling material and storage logistics
  • Host and promotion of local craft-related events with the goal to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship

We occupy a 40,000 square foot warehouse in the old Ames Safety Envelope facility at 10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA. We’d love to show you around! Check our daily tour times and directions and parking information.

Artisan’s Asylum is run by staff and a large number of dedicated volunteers. Our Board of Directors is responsible for keeping Artisan’s Asylum fiscally and legally sound and true to its stated mission. The board generally addresses financial, contractual, legal, and liability issues.

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