Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I have not blogged in quite a while, due to the fact that I would get stone dust in my keyboard. Rock Steady Designs has come a long way, with new Galleries in Texas, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. I have travelled all over the Southwest doing fine art shows, installing my work at private homes and businesses. Please come and see the work! The galleries and shows can be found at and if you are in Santa Fe, come see the open studio during the Santa Fe Studio Tour June 27 - 29, 2014. Meanwhile, here are a few images of recent work:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Welcome to the official blog of
Rock Steady Designs
Sculpture : Water Features : Custom Installations
By Greg Robertson

Scroll through to see examples of my new travertine fountains, granite sculpture and documentation of my process. More of the Travertine and Granite work can also be seen on my website

If you have questions or would like to discuss custom work, call 505 670 9965. We can also schedule an appointment to meet at my studio which is on Rufina just north of Siler in Santa Fe.

Corrales, NM Fountain Installation 5/4/11

This is a custom travertine fountain, 58" tall, with a custom granite basin 40" x 36" x 9".
The clients picked out their own granite to go with the fountain, and chose polished rainbow pebbles for the bed. There is also a light at the base of the fountain that will shine up the face.
Click on any image for a larger view.

Monday, April 25, 2011

New Fountains at Dugan's Nusery, Albuquerque, NM

These and a dozon other travertine fountains can be found at Dugan's Nursery at 4th Street and Alameda, Albuquerque, NM, 505 897 2600
click on images for a larger view

Hand carved and chiseled designs. 38"


Monday, April 18, 2011

Corrales, NM Fountain Installation 4/11/11

Travertine Fountain, 42"
carving on both sides
installed with light at bottom and polished black 1" pebbles

Rio Rancho, NM Custom Fountain Install 4/18/11

So, this is an example of some of the many steps that go into fabricating and installing a custom fountain. This piece was installed at a private residence in Rio Rancho, NM
Please click on any image to see a bigger view

First, I have the clients pick out their stone. After discussions about specific designs and dimensions, I load it into my studio.

I usually have to cut the stone flat on the bottom so it will fit onto the stainless steel stand used to support it.

A big stone drill press is used to drill the hole. After that, all the carving detail is done on the face and/or the sides of the stone. Templates are used for specific designs but I like to freehand carve as well.

Now we're on site and ready to install. Dig a hole...

Pond liner, stainless steel supports and galvanized expanded metal. The pump is sitting at the bottom about 2 1/2' down

Add some river rock and a light at the base of the fountain, set the flow and enjoy!

Limestone Fountain, 54"

Albuquerque Fountain Installation

Travertine Fountain, 36"
Stainless Steel Basin
Rice & Associates, CPA, Albuquerque, NM