art glass kissing fish — straight from the New Mexico desert!

kissingfish1.jpgThe week before last, I was in Albuquerque on business. I used that opportunity to visit my friends Karen and Dana Robbins of Robbins Ranch Art Glass out at their studio.

Karen and I were officemates many moons ago and when we worked together, she and her husband were working on their dream of being self-sustaining, working artists and running their own business selling art glass. I’m so happy that they are finally realizing their dream.

I wish I had had my camera to take pictures of their cute little adobe house and ranch out in the wilds of New Mexico. They have done a great job over the years of really making this place their own, right down to the glass doorknobs all over the place.

kissingfish2.jpgI also got to watch Dana at work, with Karen as his able assistant. During that time, they made this kissing fish, which I knew I just had to have. I was mesmerized by the whole process, not to mention freaked out by the high temps! Karen and Dana are a great team and I loved watching their rhythm and concentration.

They make an assortment of glass items, including their very popular hot air balloons, and they sell their items at shows all over the place. Check out their website for more info and for their show schedule. They’ll also take custom orders!

3 thoughts on “art glass kissing fish — straight from the New Mexico desert!”

  1. Omigosh, I love their work! Every October I think about how cool it would be to buy a glass pumpking. But then I get all practical and don’t buy one. But I would love to have a special order custom vase with the colors I want! I’d get much more use out of that than a glass pumpkin. Someday…

  2. I can see why you had to have the glass fish; it’s got to make you smile every time you look at it. How cool that your friends can supposrt themselves through their art.

  3. Wow! This is awesome. I’m so sorry I haven’t been keeping up on your blog. This is such a lovely piece. I can see why you needed it! I can’t wait to hear where it resides in your new home!

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