WOO’s mission is to create a professional woodworking environment which cultivates and promotes the careers of women and gender non-conforming craftspeople in our field. In doing so we aim to:
AMPLIFY OUR VOICES
BE A COLLABORATIVE SPACE FOR PROFESSIONALS
TRAIN ALL SKILL LEVELS IN A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
PROVIDE APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES
We provide shared shop space and classes in our 6400 square foot woodshop in Baltimore. At A Workshop of Our Own, or WOO for short, we aim to amplify our voices, strive for excellence in our craft, provide apprenticeship opportunities to underrepresented genders, and reimagine workshop culture.
Timeline of WOO and our building:
2015, Founder Sarah Marriage receives the John D Mineck Furniture Fellowship through the Society of Arts of Crafts, a $25,000 award, to launch the project
2016, we secure our lease on our space and begin to build the woodshop
2017, our building goes up for sale. We propose to the landlords that we buy it if they give us the time to crowd-fund. They accept our proposal, and we start fundraising!
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