YVML is situated near Joshua Tree National Park, downtown Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley and Pioneer Town and is only a few hours from LA. Surrounded by Joshua Trees and high desert flora and fauna, the property offers perfect views of the sunrise and sunset.
The lab is an industrial Quonset hut style building with insulation, heat and air conditioning, a 10’ garage door and a durable concrete floor.
Equipment includes 6 kilns, a sandblaster, plaster working area, wax steamer, ample work tables and an open air cold working area.
Lodging is a vintage fifth wheel trailer just steps away from the Quonset. Named The Wilderness, it has been customized through a Design Build Intensive with graduates of the MFA in Applied Craft + Design Program (Portland, OR). Designed for essential and temporary living, the RV provides the artist independence: facilities for cooking and bathing, wifi, a writing desk and a comfortable place to sleep.
Currently we are renovating a decommissioned water tower, which will ultimately become micro gallery with stunning bird’s eye views from the top deck.
Paragon Pearl 56
Interior dimensions: 56” wide, 30” deep, 16 1/2” high
Paragon Bench Top-16 (four)
Interior dimensions: 16” wide 16” deep, 6” high
Kiln-sitter Casting Kiln
17” wide, 20” high
Cyclone Full Top Opening Sandblaster
Interior dimensions: 60” wide, 35” deep, 27” high
Alpha Air-680 Pneumatic Water Fed Grinder
4” velcro pads are the responsibility of the renter
MK-100 Diamond Tile Saw
10” blade with stand
Dewalt Diamond Water Fed Angle Grinder
Vulcan MigMax 215 Welder
Mig and flux-core
Dewalt Compound Miter Saw
Rent the Glass Studio
The glass studio is available for rental. Former YVML students can rent the facilities during Open Studio Hours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
The whole compound is available for rental for activities such as a group retreat and other multi-disciplinary events.
Portions of the property are well suited for music venues, site specific installations, etc.