Maker City KC

Maker City KC, celebrating the spirit of innovation in our city

We’ve got a great Maker City KC newsletter for you today!

This week our feature story is about a couple who turned their arts degrees and love of clay into an open ceramics studio, giving others the opportunity to fall in love with ceramics. Have a look at this article about Driftwood Ceramics.

Our 9 Questions with a Maker segment this week features a longtime KC maker and one of the early trailblazers for the maker movement happening in the region right now: Brendan O’Shaughnessy of the brand and design company, Ocean & Sea.

And as usual, there are so many great events happening in KC this week. Check out our 5 Events to Check Out this Week and make sure you make some time on Thursday afternoon to swing by the grand opening, open house event at iWerx Gladstone. iWerx offers one of our favorite coworking spaces and fosters an environment built around helping entrepreneurs succeed. They’re getting ready to open the doors to their new project in Gladstone featuring 76 private offices, five conference rooms and other amenities that help businesses grow. Here’s more info about the open house, happening today, Thursday, May 16 from 5-7 p.m.

A note from Maker City KC

If you’re opening up this newsletter for the first time or you’re reading through stories on the web, you’ve stumbled across a new project called Maker City KC. Thanks for finding us. Maker City KC highlights the city’s many makers and entrepreneurs, creating an audience for the city’s maker spaces and the spirit of innovation in our city.

We depict and discuss the many dimensions of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the opportunities it creates for Kansas City. And, as part of increasing civic engagement, we want to give voice to the many forms of civic innovation and place-making that are making our city a smarter city from the bottom up.

Our platform is a center of engagement devoted to bringing together makers and change agents from all over Kansas City. By having this centralized platform, makers and future makers can discover others from around the city — not just in their own neighborhoods.

This is a place for people to come together and develop synergy across their many diverse efforts to build a more creative and inclusive Kansas City.

If you like what we’re doing, please share these stories with your friends. Also, look us up on social media and give us a like or follow — we want to share these stories with as many people as possible. Thanks!

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