TekVenture's ClayWorx Producing Quality Ceramics

TekVenture's Master Potter, Tom Sherbondy, got the front cover and all of page 5, describing his history and the amazing ceramic works of art that come out of his shop at TekVenture.  Read it yourself!

You can contact Tom Sherbondy about getting started working with clay by calling him at 260 580-1964.  He is in the shop almost every day. 

So whether you spell it Tek Venture or TechVenture or Tech Venture or TekVentures, TekVenturians get to play with a huge variety of expensive and powerful tools for a low monthly membership fee.


Tomfoolery at TekVenture! ~ A St. Patrick's Day Open House!

Our Tomfoolery and TekVenture St. Patrick's Day Event made the front page of the Journal-Gazette!

It was an afternoon of family friendly Irish themed action and board games & Irish food, medieval swordplay with the Society for Creative Anachronism Shadowed Stars Shire. Visitors made projects of wood, clay and tool crafts in the maker space workshops, Sunday, March 17, 2 to 6 pm.  Jeannette's giant walking puppet girl, operated by Taylor of the anime cosplay costumes, made the rounds of the great hall, amusing many.


"SNAFU in Santa's Workshop" 

Dec. 15 & 22, 2-5pm
SNAFU in Santa's Workshop plus gift-making, games, and photos w/Santa.
$3 per person, cash please.  Snackbar.  TekVenture Members pay only small craft materials cost.

1550 Griffin St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46803
The Reindeer, Elves and Santa go from panic to creative risk taking when all the toys are accidentally destroyed! Will Quigley's new invention save Christmas or ruin it forever???

PHOTO: Elves (Maeve Ohlinger, Oliver Welch, Suri King) examine the toys from the Dooplicator built by Quigley (Korbin Reust), thrilling the reindeer (Nigella Shearer-Wilds and Riley Huffman). Not shown are Kiera Hancock, and Brooklyn Keupp as Reindeer, Ashlyn Reust as the Storyteller, and Isaac Lengacher as Santa.

GAMES: Jump Rope Tornado, The Pit of Pendulums, The Ogre's Bridge, Gears, 4 way Chess.
GIFT-MAKING PROJECTS: Clay, Christmas Tree Ornaments, Copper Candle Holders, Magic Magnet Motors.

Sat. Dec. 15, 2-5pm, Performances at 2 & 4pm + Games and Gift Workshop
Sat. Dec. 22, 2-5pm, Performances at 2 & 4pm + Games and Gift Workshop

MORE INFO: , or call Jeannette Jaquish at 260 750-9013 cell, or 260 484-5946 home.


ArtCity at RiverCity Festival

Friday, August 17th from 7-10pm is our artist meet and greet. Appetizers and drinks will be available along with live music!  Friday evening is a preview for our Artcity at Rivercity festival and a fundraiser for TekVenture. Come out and support our artists and get a tour of our ever-changing facilities and all of our different maker spaces! $5.00 at the door.

Saturday, August 18th from 11am-6pm is the official festival!   We will have art vendors, live music, food trucks, children's activities, The Nature is Amazing Maze, and more! 

Questions? Call 260-418-1988 or email:
HeART of the City is a sponsor of ArtCity at Rivercity presented by Tek Venture. 




See ''The Wizard of Oz'' at TekVenture in August!

The Wizard of Oz!

~Ecstatic Theatrics performs a quirky, action packed version of this classic on the TekVenture Stage~

1550 Griffin St., Ft. Wayne
  7pm, Aug. 3&4, 10&11, 24&25.
August 24 & 25 will be dinner theater, serving at 6pm, for an extra cost.

  TICKETS: Adults $9, Teens & Seniors $7, Kids $5.

Dinner will cost between $4 and $8.

Arrive early to explore the outdoor "Nature is Amazing Maze!"

More INFO & photos at



This Saturday, May 26th at 10 a.m., Clay Artist Tom Sherbondy will be having a pit fire session.  He will have pieces ready for you to wrap for pit firing and will cost $10 each.  Or you may bring your own pieces and add them to the fire for $3 each.  

It will take about four hours to build the fire and get it hot enough to place the items in.  Items will remain in the barrels overnight and you can come after noon on Sunday to pick up your piece.

Additionally, Tom offers classes for $25 per session.




TekVenture's booth at the Fort Wayne Home School Expo, Saturday, May 19, got many visitors and conversations. Jeannette and Tom Jaquish and Greg Jacobs explained all the workshops and membership privileges as well as the new stage and productions. We got 10 sign ups to get notices, and gave out six 3-month memberships as door prizes. Greg was very busy when the children discovered they could make little kites.

Jeannette got in a conversation with Danny Russell, a professional historical character performer who said he'd like to do a show on the life of Abraham Lincoln on the TekVenture stage in 2019.



March 16, 17 & 18, 2018,
TekVenture hosted:
"St. Patrick’s Games, Plays and Tomfoolery at TekVenture"
Games were set out such as Hnefatafl a  traditional Irish board game, and action games such as The Ogre's Bridge, and The Pit of Pendulums.
Visitors made things using TekVenture tools and Maker supervision such as Magical Magnet Spinners with Mick Bierbaum, and copper candle holders with Greg Jacobs.
Ecstatic Theatrics performed “Who Framed Lucky the Leprechaun?”, a play by TekVenture member Jeannette Jaquish, about when Lucky Charms' mascot lost his job due to a growth spurt and was kidnapped to the General Mills Marshmallow Mines.  
Irish Stew, Bangers & Mash, Corn Beef and Cabbage, Apple Spice Muffins and Leprechaun Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies were eaten. 

TekVenture Elves Make-a-Gift Workshop - Saturday Dec. 9, 2017 

Check out this event over at this page!



Sell your art or Buy Art! Many activities for all! See Events Page.



TekVenture, NE Indiana's growing Public Art and Technology workshop opens its new facilities
at 1550 Griffin Street in "River City", a newly developing area on the Eastern edge of Downtown
Fort Wayne. Doors will be open starting Noon Friday June 16 and daily Noon to 8 PM through
Saturday June 24 in celebration of the second annual "National Week of Making" June 17 - 24.

Nearly three times as large as its former location on Broadway, TekVenture @ River City
features separate workshop areas for welding, blacksmithing, metal working, machining,
woodworking, ceramics, robotics and electronics, CAD, 3D printing and scanning and sewing. A
new workshop featuring glass working is in development. In addition, a 3,000 sq. ft. "Great Hall"
complete with stage is available for exhibitions, art shows and public rental.
New, lower membership fees offer Access to Tools, Community Education and Services to
Creatives for individuals, students, families and community groups starting at $25 per month for
students. Home schools, clubs, persons with disabilities and school groups continue to be
welcome by appointment. Qualified Veterans are eligible for a one-year free membership.
INVENTING OUR SUMMER series of workshops exploring all of the workshop areas begins
Saturday July 1st with "Inventor's Workshops" for kids 8 - 12 years of age from 9 AM - Noon
every Saturday through Saturday August 22; (no workshops on Saturday July 8 because of 3
Rivers Parade.) Cost is $25 per person or $100 for four pre-selected dates. Members receive a
20% discount. Family membership allows two adults and two children to be members and
receive the 20% discount. Each workshop will introduce participants to a different skill set and
technology offered in TekVenture Workshop areas. Adults (12 years old and up) may enjoy the
same introductory workshops, one in each of TekVenture's workshop areas for the same price.
Topical workshops exploring tools and techniques for making things continue to be offered
during TekVenture's Inventing Our Summer. Check back here at the website for dates and