The HANDMADE REBELLION starts today.

And it starts at MADE.

This is a revolt against inferior design, substandard materials, and assembly line garbage. Put your fist in the air and say it with us: we believe in craftsmanship, in bold discovery, in the boundless skill of human hands.

MADE is the place where St. Louis Makers, Artists, Designers, and Entrepreneurs create and collaborate. Our co-founders, Jim McKelvey and Doug Auer (the guys who brought you Third Degree Glass Factory), acted quickly when a makerspace chain went bankrupt in St. Louis, leaving over 500 local makers in the lurch. Our friends at Cortex gave Jim and Doug the tools they needed to get started, literally. We snagged all the machinery from the old place and hustled on out of there. After a year spent rehabbing a 100-year old brick bunker of a building on Delmar, we plugged in our gear, polished up the terrazzo floors, and opened our doors in November 2018.

There is work in this world only you can make. Your side hustle, your bright idea, your passion project. MADE is where it’s going to happen. From the ground up. With your own two hands.

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    Curiosity fuels you. A perpetual hobbiest, you are driven by a basic need to build, create, and tinker with the world around you. You are a maker. Build at MADE, and meet more makers like you.
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    Beauty inspires you. You want to move others with the things you create. You use form and material to discuss your ideas. You are an artist. Create art at MADE along with the St. Louis artist community.
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    Simplicity energizes you. Form and function exist in perfect harmony. Solving physical and visual problems is your what you consider ‘fun’. You are a designer. Design and execute at MADE, and collaborate with designers like you.
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    Invention drives you. You have an idea, now you need to prototype it. Making your dream into a reality is your goal. You are an entrepreneur. Build your product and build your team at MADE.
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Our Partners in Maker Innovation


Founded in 2002, Cortex is the Midwest’s premier innovation hub of bioscience and technology research, development and commercialization, serving as the anchor of St. Louis’ growing ecosystem for innovative startup programs and established companies. Cortex is a founding partner with MADE.

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Youth Makerspace and Activities


The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum engages all children with hands-on learning experiences that spark imagination, pique curiosity, enhance creativity and develop problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic. Coming Summer 2019, The Magic House @MADE will be their first satellite makerspace.

Learn More about Magic House @MADE