About us

Hamilton Craft Studios connects our community with the resources needed to create, providing an inclusive and inspiring space to practise their craft.

HCS provides access to space, machinery, tools, logistic networks, supply chains, and sales channels to makers of all skill levels. HCS offers the opportunity to share in the joy of creating good work and developing skills within a supportive, professionally run and well equipped studio space.  HCS provides an inclusive environment to learn, grow, and develop a craft practice as part of an exciting and engaged community.

Contact Us

hamiltoncraftstudios@gmail.com

121 Princess St, Hamilton, ON L8L 8B7

Directors

Joseph Bauman 
Sheridan College - Craft & Design Furniture 2012

Joseph hails from Port Dover, Ontario and relocated to Hamilton in 2014. Joseph is a furniture maker and home decor designer. Raised on a 6 acre fruit and vegetable farm in rural Norfolk, his work draws inspiration from the straightforward, rugged problem solving necessary to keep crops growing and agricultural machinery moving. His objects are an expression of simple support, executed with care and patience.

Dayna Gedney 
Sheridan College - Craft & Design Furniture 2013

Dayna was born and raised in Toronto and relocated to Hamilton in 2014. Dayna is a multidisciplinary artist working in ceramics, textiles and wood. Dayna’s work exhibits finesse with materials and diligent refinement. Her work is as much about the process of making as it is about the final product, an ever developing exercise in not limiting material and perpetually expanding her skill set while exploring craft. 

Jake Whillans 
Sheridan College - Craft & Design Furniture 2015

A furniture maker with an obsessive habit of making the complicated look easy. His keen eye for detail and meticulous technique have offered him a number of awards and substantial client base across the world. What drives his work is an ongoing curiosity - or what he describes as a continuous investigation into the significance, opportunity and limits of material. 

Matt MacDonald
Sheridan College - Craft & Design Furniture 2013

Matt is a designer/maker, whose work explores the potential of digital tools to support and contemporize traditional craft practice. His background in studio art and woodworking gave rise to a pragmatic, hands-on approach to making. Technology allows him to visualise and generate form, enriching each material investigation with new opportunities and limitations. As the owner of Woodshop CNC, Matt provides computer-aided design and fabrication services, facilitating creative projects of all shapes and sizes.