Open Studios, Winter Maker Market, Robot Petting Zoo & More This Weekend at @ArtisansAsylum in Somerville, MA | #makerspace

The Artisan’s Asylum 6th annual winter market & open house event is this weekend at their sprawling makerspace and creative hub in Somerville, Massachusetts. In addition to the market (participating makers listed below) and open studios (there are more studios at AA than one can fathom! But here’s a glimpse.) there will also be a robot meetup, show & tell, competitions, and even a robotic petting zoo. If I was anywhere near Somerville this is absolutely where I would be all day both days! Check out more info here on the Artisan’s Asylum events page.

Participating Makers:
AEO Designs – Contemporary Jewelry
Agent Judy Artwork – bead jewelry, postcards, and maybe magnets and/or pins
Aliza Vaida – laser cut wood jewelry, Ketubahs, and artwork
Ariel Matisse – Wire Sculpture
Barbara Marder – Vitreous glass Enamel jewelry, bowls, and wall work.
Bennett S Chaney – Architecture and Product Design Projects , Past, Present, and in Progress, as well as samples of Photography work and news on upcoming exhibitions
Beryllina – handcrafted eco-friendly sterling silver and gold jewelry with US-mined gemstones
Bikeware Accessories – Jewelry, housewares and sculpture made from reclaimed bicycle parts and found metal/hardware pieces
Danielle Stehlik – Jewelry: Predominantly sterling silver jewelry, with some copper mixed in
Emily Garfield – Imaginary map drawings in pen + watercolor (including prints and cards) and imaginative nature-inspired jewelry
Ilana Krepchin – Sculpture to Wear Jewelry
Irene Ferri Design – Photographs, sketches, and samples of my work
Jamie Scherzer – Jewelry
JDI Jewelry – Jewelry
Lori Messenger – Handmade lampworked beads with sterling silver jewelry
Melissa Glick – Abstract assemblage, jewelry, hats, accessories make with recycled computer parts
Nod’s Wand Emporium – Various turned wooden objects, as well as cards and prints made from block printing
Skunkadelia – Cute Sculptures of Steel Robots
Collette Rein – Felt Animals, clothing
Liz Pixel – illustrations, comics
Dyl’s Place – bottle cap artwork
OG Studio Creations – Etched votives and glassware/swing-top bottles
Roy Pardi – Drawings with embedded, programmed LEDs and some oil pastel drawings
Sarah Dudek – Paintings and Posters
Susan McGillicuddy – Illustrations
Trevor O’Brien – Biomimicry | Trash Art | Mixed Media
Winter Hill Jewelry – 3D printed jewelry

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You are also invited to the Somerville Robot Open-House & Meetup to be held as part of our annual Winter Market & Open House. This is an informal event which will highlight some of the robots developed at Artisan’s Asylum, visiting robots, as well as demonstrating some 3D Printing & Laser Cutting Techniques which are used to manufacture robots. The event is open to all and we hope that you will bring some of your own robot technology so that we can share hardware and programming techniques. All are welcome and you do not have to bring a robot to attend. Children are more than welcome as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

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