Joshua Tree Artisans' Collective
On April 12, 2014, a massive six-alarm fire that started in the adjoining storage area of the Wooden Duck's warehouse ravaged our building, completely destroying heirloom and modern woodworking tools and machinery, welding and blacksmithing tools, CNC equipment for both wood and metal, extensive personal material collections, projects in progress, finished pieces of furniture in our showroom, designs and portfolios, and business records. Even though some members have limited insurance coverage, most have little to none, and collectively insurance will not come close to covering the losses.
Since 2005, the Joshua Tree Artisans’ Collective has provided a unique environment where woodworkers, metal workers, designers, contractors, inventors, fabricators, product developers, and mixed media artists could pool their resources and talent to optimize the quality, character, and integrity of finished products. Even though each of our members mostly worked independently on our own residential, commercial, or personal projects, we still created a collaborative atmosphere of pride in craftsmanship and attention to detail, with a strong emphasis on sustainable and locally sourced materials.
The Collective’s members are working together to create fund raising mechanisms and events to meet immediate needs and to rebuild the Joshua Tree Artisans’ Collective in order to:
• Financially assist individual members to replace the tools, equipment, and materials needed to restart their businesses.
• Quickly locate and equip temporary space(s) so individual members can fulfill outstanding orders.
• Begin the search for a new location where we can rebuild in order to preserve Joshua Tree’s unique synergy and creative strengths.
Please visit any of the following sites for updates. And please tell your friends about us!
Joshua Tree Artisans' Collective Home Page
Articles and news stories
Thank you for your continued support!
We had a great fundraiser generously hosted by The Wooden Duck on June 14th. We enjoyed meeting those who could make the event and enjoy the amazing musicians, tasty food selections, and the great beer donated by Linden Brewery.
Keep checking out Facebook page for updates on more fun fundraising events to come. Think beer pours and great prizes for the bingo winners!
Thank you again for all your support, coming to share in our efforts to rebuild, and for spreading the word!
The JTAC thanks you!