The mission of The Hatch is to promote the value and practice of craft by providing the instruction, tools, and space to support a community of makers.
The Hatch operates HatchSpace, a community-supported facility dedicated to preserving the artistry of woodworkers through advancement of traditional and contemporary woodworking skills and methods.
Our vision is to create balance in a world filled with synthetic digital connection and media. This vision extends to all ages and abilities: whether kids who want creative, hands-on play, teenagers who are sniffing around for what to do with their lives, hobbyists who want to up their games or are tired of working alone in their garages, job seekers who desire meaningful trade skills, or master craftspeople ready to share what they’ve learned. HatchSpace is a safe, comfortable, and welcoming place where craftspeople exercise, share and move toward mastery of their craft. We provide on-site training and support, stationary machines not available to the home hobbyist, and a gathering place for people to exchange knowledge, ideas and fellowship.
HatchSpace values sustainability and environmental responsibility. We offer access to locally sourced materials and use low VOC finishes. To renovate our new home at 22 High Street, we engaged Deconstruction Works to salvage and reuse materials from the interior demolition. Thanks to their good work, 60 sheets of plywood and 400 pieces of strapping were denailed and reused; cedar shins were composted or used for home heating; hardwood floor, doors, ceiling tiles, and windows were saved for reuse; all fasteners, conduit, wire, and metal studs were recycled.