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Vanessa Ford

Tucson Tech: Why employers should care about the maker movement

A horde of assorted builders, crafters and tinkerers will descend on downtown Tucson on March 1 to share and celebrate the art and science of making things.

February 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Artists and techies make themselves at home at Maker House

Artists and techies make themselves at home at Maker House

A few months after its opening, Maker House is still making itself at home — and making itself, period.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Maker House is set to make its mark

Maker House is set to make its mark

The facility will have several co-working spaces that artisans and others will share for both workshops and classes. This room once housed an indoor swimming pool.

July 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Maker House is set to make its mark

Maker House is set to make its mark

Downtown Tucson soon will be home to perhaps the only place on Earth where you can learn knitting as well as how to use your knitting needles for self-defense.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Maker House is set to make its mark

Maker House is set to make its mark

This room planned for crafts and activities at Maker House features a mural done in the early 1960s by Mexican-born artist Salvador Corona. Maker House's developers are resurrecting this and the rest of the old Bates Mansion.

July 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Maker House is set to make its mark

Maker House is set to make its mark

Co-founders Tony and Vanessa Ford are turning the long-empty Bates Mansion downtown into Maker House, a collaborative workspace geared toward artisans. This room will be something artisans always need: a coffee bar.

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