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 we lease workshop spaces to established artisans.
The former sawmill facility consists of 19 acres and 11 buildings. Many of these building are being repurposed as workshop spaces to rent for established artisans — from timberframing to guitarmaking. We also offer hands-on educational classes in traditional skills for any adult in the community to take part in. 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.
New Artisan Rental Space
Looking for shop space? Very soon we will have a new special workshop space ready in a unique spot known as Bag End! Renovation on the interior is complete, and there is just a little more to do on the exterior.
The Bag End workspace was once part of the shavings collection and bagging building (which is where the name came from.) It’s approximately 14 feet by 44 feet long, and has two large clear garage doors facing south, in addition to a human-sized door on the gable end of the building. It’s also heated and cooled with a mini-split heat pump. This building also has one other, separate shop space (currently used for guitar making) but each space has its own separate entry and heating/cooling unit.
Please contact us to find out more! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 207-625-3396
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 email@example.com or giving us a call at 207-625-3396.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sign up for our next hands-on class, reserve a spot in our 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 newsletters! Pictures, events, and exciting announcements await your inbox or your mailbox. Sign up for our e-newsletter, print newsletter or both!
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