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Welcome to the public wiki for Artisan’s Asylum, Inc., a non-profit community workshop in Somerville, Massachusetts. Our mission is to support the teaching, learning and practice of fabrication. Read on to learn how to make, learn and teach here.

To support our mission to help people make what they imagine:

  • Archived COVID response information for and by the members of the Artisan's Asylum community [Last updated 25 April, 2020].
  • Join the Friends of Artisan's
    Our Friends enjoy access to members-only events including our Speaker Series and social nights along with our member newsletter.
  • Make a monetary donation and let us know what you'd most like to support.
  • You can also help us by making your Amazon purchases by clicking the below button.



Facilities and Equipment

We have the following Shops:

Fiber Arts
Ventilated Room
Bike Shop / SCUL
Digital Fabrication
Multipurpose Room 1 (Computer Lab & Design Center)
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Electronics and Robotics
Machine Shop
Metal Casting
Multipurpose Room 2
Prop Shop
Photo Studio
Bldg 8 Meeting Room

Tools & Materials


Tool Testing

Tool Testing, also referred to as tool check-off or tool certification is required for independent facility use as a member or day pass user. These sessions require you to demonstrate safe and correct use of our tools in our shared community shops.

Rental Space


Awesomenaut Program


For Instructors



Our tools are heavy, so the best way we reach out is to share what we've learned making and running Artisan's Asylum. We offer two programs for aspiring and existing makerspace operators:

We also host events open to the public and frequently attend local maker and art events in our community:


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