February 20th, 2017

February 20th, 2017
Just sourced a flat of pink calcite, plus a few super deluxe larger specimens for the HDTS Gem Mineral annual fundraiser! Last year these sold out quickly, so come early if you want some. The sale will be 11-5 next Saturday and Sunday. Thanks so much to Human Resources LA for hosting us: 410 Cottage Home Street, Los Angeles CA 90012, near the corner of Broadway and Cottage Home in Chinatown. #highdeserttestsites #hdtsgemandmineral

February 19th, 2017

February 19th, 2017
New developments going on out at the Experimental Living Cabins: @danjohnanderson made these new streamlined shelves that perfectly fit the few objects that are needed to make the cabins habitable. And we have been experimenting with a sink setup for the micro u-haul water system. The 2×4 frame will eventually be replaced with something more elegant once we are locked in the format and placement. These experiments are all funded by our overnight visitors – to learn more about the cabins and how to stay in them email Elena at azwest@zittel.org

February 17th, 2017

February 17th, 2017
We have been firing the kiln almost every day this week, and will have a bunch of new A-Z Containers to sell at Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market at the Palm Springs Art Museum over the weekend. Come say hello and pick up a bowl! #robpruittfleamarket #psartmuseum

February 16th, 2017

February 16th, 2017
We have an unexpected opening in our work trade residency between February 21st to March 11th! (Start end end dates are somewhat flexible within this period) Residents are provided with lodging in the shipping container compound here at A-Z West in exchange for 15 hours of labor per week. For more info contact Elena at azwest@zittel.org

February 16th, 2017

February 16th, 2017
Just got back to the studio to find this rich trove of desert related books gifted to us by Jerry Sohn – looking forward to spending time with these

February 11th, 2017

February 11th, 2017
Really nice show by @matt_keeg at Participant Inc. – Videos in which people are asked to assign detailed abstract forms to words or concepts like anger, home, etc. … And then there is a moment when a girl was asked to talk about "race" – language is amazing.