Sunday, November 28, 2010

Custom Arizona Fountain Installation

During my first November show in Carefree, AZ, I sold a three foot fountain to a very nice couple who said they wanted to replace their old one. When I got to their house, this is what I found. The fountain worked fine other than splashing all over the place. After some discussion, it was decided that we wanted to remove the center piece but still use the basin. I went back to Santa Fe and fabricated a 4' x 4' granite base to place around the round one.


When I returned for the second show in Scottsdale two weeks later, I brought the basin and the other pieces with me: Galvanized steel mesh, river pebbles. plumbing parts and sealer to re-seal the concrete basin. I placed the fountain on top, leveled it, turned on the water, chiseled a tad off the top so it would flow just right....


And we have a working fountain with no trace of the old one!!


Happy Clients!!

This is a video of the finished installation. It has a great sound with no splash onto the patio.
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More Travertine Fountains!!!

This is an example of one of the various sizes of stainless steel basins that can be used to install a fountain on a patio or other space, indoor or outdoor. 27" square basin with a 26" travertine stone


This is a covered pond install with a center piece of desert onyx, 36" tall with waves carved into the face


This is a custom granite basin 24" x 28" with a 28" travertine stone

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Corrales Harvest Festival Art Show

Please come, take a hayride and see some art!!!
I will have sculpture and fountains, including some new travertine fountain designs. The art show will be in the park in front of the Corrales Library. Hope to see you!!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

These are new fountains I have been making out of onyx and travertine that come from a quarry in Belen, New Mexico. I now have a drill press in my shop that allows me to drill up to 3' holes and I am adding simple designs to the already cut stone. These are very affordable, ranging from $150 to $1000 depending on the height and carving detail. Most of the pieces I have made are around $400. Call for details 505 670 9965 or email rocksteadydesigns@gmail.com







New Ad in Northern New Mexico Art Catalogue
Designed by Matthew Hunt Graphic Design 505 490 0872
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This is the latest piece "Flourish"
40"
Golden Butterfly, Verde Butterfly and Dakota Mahogany Granite with hand blown glass

Monday, April 19, 2010

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Hooray! The winter project is now ready to be enjoyed. Next time Brian and I do a project together, we agreed to do it in the summer. However, shoveling snow off of your project to work on it makes you love it even more....or not.

Next project!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010























"Heart Bloom" found a wonderful new home in Fountain Hills. I did two shows in Arizona in March: Carfree Fine Art and Wine Festival (which got rained out - ouch!) and Fountain Hills Fine Art and Wine Affaire. Both were Thunderbird shows. Times are certainly lean for everyone, so I feel very blessed that I moved some work.


"Traverse", seen in the last blog below, is going to live in Milwaukee. People LOVE that Blue Bahia granite!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Works


"Traverse"
Black Galaxy Granite, Blue Bahia & Golden Butterfly granite, White Carrara marble
28"


"Poise"
Imperial Red and Golden Butterfly granite
24"


Finished!


Oh my gosh it's finished. Fitting that the lower picture has snow on it : )
The day after we finished cleaning the patio, it snowed even more. We folks here in Santa Fe are used to snow, but in the past we could ski on the storm days and usually get a good amount of work done in between. This El Nino season brought snow - and COLD - every week. We told the clients, in November, that this would take a month or so, since it was winter. We finished first week in March. Ouch! Once true spring comes we will turn on the water with the light. I'll post it! Next project...












Here is the back wall going up, right before the flagstone shelf is installed. We had a freak spell of warm weather so were were able to work on this in a normal time span. We did most of the back wall in about a week, until, of course, it snowed another foot. We just shoveled the patio and did what we could...

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Thursday, January 21, 2010



So this project has certainly been challenging during winter. We have been building this between snowstorms, but it's coming along...

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This is the completed basin. I hand chiseled the flagstone cap...









The next step is to apply the pond liner. We have had to wait for warmer weather but it finally came in a two day window so we applied it quickly! (not shown) You can see our wall drawing (left) before we applied it. The next step is to finish the plumbing and start building the back wall up to the flagstone that will create the waterfall. (centered in top portion of wall drawing) We are excited to finish. Give us some warm days!