Facility

The HCS is a 14,000 square foot multidisciplinary craft studio located in a 1920s era drawn wire factory at 121 Princess St in Hamilton, Ontario

Vintage concrete and brick frame panoramic windows that let natural light permeate every inch of the 2nd floor fabrication shop and 3rd floor studio spaces. Our facility is home to emerging artists and hobbyists.

Level 1

Our woodworking and CNC fabrication shop are outfitted with quality machinery and industrial tooling.  Workbenches, vises, storage space, hand tools, clamps, jigs and fixtures are all available for member use.

Level 2

Our Ceramic studio is located on the top floor. We are working on equipping the studio with wheels, tables, tools and fixtures. 

Our textile/Upholstery studio is also located on the top floor. We are working to equip the studio with industrial sewing machines, home sewing machines, sergers, steam stations, cutting tables and more. 

The Kitchenette Clubhouse will offer a place to lunch, take a break and meet community members. All members may access this space.

HCS also provides a general Studio/Programming Space that will be available for member overflow if the studio is particularly busy, but also to host workshops and classes across all studios at the HCS. This space will also serve as our primary location for photography.

Membership and access to the Textiles and Ceramic studios will be open to the public in September 2022.

Equipment

AXYZ 4008 CNC Router
Sawstop Professional Tablesaw
Delta Professional Tablesaw
SCM Sliding Tablesaw
King Industrial Bandsaw
Toolex contour cutting bandsaw
3hp Shaper
Krieg Router Table
16” Industrial Jointer
15” Planer
18/36 Delta Drum Sander
General 160 Lathe
Craftex 18” x 47” Lathe
Downdraft Table
Makita Sliding Compound Mitre Saw
Delta 16 Speed Drill Press
Jet 5 Speed Drill Press
Belt and Disc Sander
Festool Domino Machine
Festool Tracksaw
Festool Router
Random Orbit Sanders