A non-profit community makerspace in the heart of North Staffordshire, where people can come together with professionals to make, play, think, learn and grow.

What We do

Wavemaker is about Making Making Work for learning, for business, for education… and for you.

Provide access to a variety of making and prototyping tools and equipment, such as laser cutters and 3D printers.

Host classes, talks and meetups, to inspire, teach, and connect people.

Work with schools and organisations through our outreach programme to teach new skills, in and around the areas of STEAM.

Work with business, providing our services and creating links for growth and education.






Alternative Provision
Community Organisations






Laser Cutting & 3D Printing
Room hire and staff development
Links with education



Our makerspace is filled with tooling and expertise to help bring your ideas to life.

Whether you are creating a single item, or starting up a business, we offer unparalleled access to equipment and support.

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Learn and connect

Our aim is to promote learning, entrepreneurialism & growth in and around Stoke-on-Trent. 

Whether you want to gain skills or share knowledge, we host a variety activities for you to participate in.

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Our learning and outreach programme encompasses all areas of STEAM.

We teach a range of transferable skills in order to develop outstanding employees and leaders of tomorrow.

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Business and Commercial

Working with businesses to provide services, forge new links and promote growth.

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We all know that creativity is contagious and Wavemaker stands tall by offering a physical space for these exchanges!

Darren JohnLondon based Artist and Maker

We worked with Wavemaker to create our first edition of the local cultural Bag-Zine 'Looky Bag'. They were so generous with their time, space and expertise- we would have found it very difficult to do it without them. The 'can do' ethos at Wavemaker is contagious and the relaxed atmosphere they've created is friendly and accepting. During our time at Wavemaker we met many new people pioneering in many different fields, it was inspiring to see people working together to learn from doing and from each other. We love working with Wavemaker and hope to do so again very soon.

Winstanley and NadinArtists

Having collaborated with Wavemaker on a Virtual Reality workshop, we were amazed by the team’s ideas and drive to get young people involved in a variety of projects. The facility is a brilliant place for people to access equipment they normally wouldn’t be able to, and opens up doors into real opportunities.

So Visual LtdDigital Production Company

I attended a Maker Workshop for 'Laser Cut Christmas Decorations' in Stoke. Alex provided the training and it was hugely interesting and informative. He clearly explained the basics of laser cutting and showed us how to use the Adobe Illustrator software to create our designs. I will certainly be returning to learn some more or make further use of the machine.

Jonathan HoreMaker

We attended Wavemaker for the first time recently as they were helping newly formed Youth Group The Inspired Generation to create a logo and design some T-shirts. The facilities up in their studios are 1st class and the workshop was great fun and also a great learning experience. Emma and the team were extremely welcoming and supportive of the group and we hope to work in partnership on many more things in the future.

My Community Matters - The Inspired GenerationCommunity Organisation

Wavemaker supported Appetite with their proficient and personable service by working with us and local community members in a number of workshops to produce site dressing materials for our Big Feast festival. The Wavemaker team showed an enormous amount of patience, skill and ability to communicate with people to get the best possible results. Wavemaker’s attention to detail is superb and makes a real difference to both the people producing the work and the final work that is produced. Their experience and expertise ensured that we could completely rely on their advice and support. We were really pleased with the laser cutting and site dressing workshops and hope to work with Wavemaker again in the future.

AppetiteArts Organisation

Recent Stories

14th August 2017 in Uncategorised

Meet Daniella Vickerstaff – Resident Lighting Designer and Chief Electrician at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Daniella is fortunate to work at the New Victoria Theatre, a vibrant producing theatre in the heart of The Potteries. The New Vic creates its own shows as well as…

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13th March 2017 in Uncategorised

What makes a maker – part two

So at the end of my last “Long Read” article, I didn’t really answer the question that I started with. Well, I hinted at it. I said that a maker…

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13th March 2017 in Uncategorised

What makes a maker – part one

What makes a maker? It’s an easy enough question, no? I write and take photographs – am I a maker? I tend to think not. I’ve never pored over a…

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