MakerSpace

Promoting creativity and advancing the spirit of innovation and enterprise

The Kiln MakerSpace is being developed to enable people of all ages to create, make, collaborate and learn with others in a workshop environment. 

It  will be a flexible, affordable, stimulating learning environment which will allow the sharing of resources including equipment, materials and knowledge.  Thus utilisation is high and affordability low enabling a wide range of activities to be used by the community. 

Makerspace is an openspace area with computers and other technologies. It is supported by other Kiln spaces including wood and metal workshops, and an electronics lab.

Makerspace is a fun environment and gives people of all ages opportunities to explore and test ideas through hands-on personalised experience, apply theory to real world situations and learn how to learn from failure. It helps to develop problem solving skills.

The UK Gov is keen to support these spaces to enable people to improve skills and enrich job opportunities:

A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to co-create, share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. They help intermediate and advanced users develop their skills and creativity, particularly inspiring younger generations to engage with the STEM agenda – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (or STEAM as it is now sometimes becoming referred to, by also including the Arts). Their activity promotes development of high-end technology skills needed for prosperity and social mobility. (UK Gov Description)

To find out more, e-mail: makerspace@thekiln.org.uk