This past November, members of Milwaukee Makerspace launched Steel Tigerlilies, an introductory metal art workshop by and for women. Our goal was to get participants trained on equipment ranging from cutting and grinding tools to welding machines and get them comfortable working in the metal shop environment. Some came with prior experience while others had never picked up these tools before. The group practiced their new skills by building a tree from scrap metal, currently in progress at the Norwich Makers Village.

We also hope to gain more female trainers in the long term at the Makerspace metal shop. We’ll be adding details to the members’ message board for future build dates, so stay tuned! 

If you’re a member interested in participating in a future workshop, please contact Hapto or Jen Janviere.