About Us

History

History

Hennepin Made co-founders Jackson Schwartz and Joe Limpert launched their business in 2011, driven by a desire to build something sustainable and transformative for their field. Skilled artists and glassblowers, the duo saw an opportunity to connect their passion for glass with lighting design – and quickly made a national name for themselves.

In 2016, still growing rapidly, the crew purchased, renovated, and moved operations into a 30,000-square-foot former industrial warehouse in Minneapolis’ rising North Loop. Today, the Hennepin Made headquarters is home to seven full-time glassblowers with more than 80 years of collective experience among them, working alongside a team of 10 additional staff.

The business has expanded to include a vibrant cafe, multi-purpose event space, retail lab, and lively coworking office, with other creative ventures in the works. Putting down roots in the heart of Minneapolis, Hennepin Made has become a creative hub – a space where the craft and design communities co-mingle and thrive, a place where big ideas become reality.

WE ARE DRIVEN BY:

Commitment. We believe glass is a craft and an artform. We stand for integrity in design and materials. We don’t compromise with people or process.

Adaptability. We are innovators at heart. We’re never satisfied sitting still. Through our work, we seek to inspire others and transform spaces. We seek what’s next.

Connection. What’s handmade is human. Creating connections through design and craft is the energizing undercurrent that unites all we do.