Welcome to Tear Cap Workshops! We are a non-profit organization dedicated to unleashing creativity in Hiram, Maine.
Hands-on – Craft – Community
Located in Hiram, Maine at the site of a former sawmill, Tear Cap Workshops is committed to promoting and enriching hands-on learning opportunities. We have an emerging hands-on workshop schedule and aesthetic, affordable, workshop spaces to rent for established artisans.
The former sawmill facility consists of 19 acres and 11 buildings. We lease aesthetic and affordable workshop space to established artisans, and we offer hands-on educational classes in traditional skills. Our classes range from woodworking to stonewall building, bookbinding and basketry, as well as other hands-on craft based on local, natural materials. We also offer educational seminars, and free public events.
Our goal is to make good use of a former industrial campus by building community through hands-on craft and education. We aim to offer a wealth of opportunities for anyone who wants to learn a new skill or needs the space to work on a creative project.
Tear Cap Workshops’ Open House is just around the corner!
Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us for a fall celebration of Maine craft! Featuring an artisan fair with demonstrations, workshop tours, live music and great food.
You can reserve your spot online (for Wednesdays and Thursdays) or if you’d like to make an appointment, please contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or giving us a call at 207-625-3396.
Find more information here!
A big thank you to our Business Sponsors whose support helps make Tear Cap Workshops’ mission possible!
With additional support from:
The Cote Corporation
First Light Wildlife Habitats
Hunting, Dearborn Division
Keiver-Willard Lumber Corporation
Repose Fire Logs
Interested in getting more involved?
- Become a member by making a donation to Tear Cap Workshops. Your donation is tax-deducible: we can’t do any of this without member support! https://tearcapworkshops.org/donations-and-membership/
- Contact us to find out more about volunteering, attending a facility tour, or just to get in touch! We look forward to hearing from you. Email us at email@example.com
- Sign up for our next hands-on class, reserve a spot in our brand-new Rent-a-bench program at the Community Woodworking Shop. Or, for a long-term rental, please contact us to find out more about renting your own workshop space at Tear Cap.
- And don’t forget to sign up for our e-newsletter! Pictures, events, and exciting announcements await your inbox.
Upcoming events, workshops and makerspace opportunities:
Click to select a category: