Rock Ridge Studios is located in Lamy, New Mexico in a quiet rural setting where Robin, Connie, and Ryan Doughman have worked together creating artistic works of astounding beauty since 1975.
Robin has a MFA degree and Connie has an art degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Ryan has developed and fine-tuned their unique surfaces and finishes. They share a strong interest in art and history that is apparent in the furniture and homes they design and build.
They are inspired by magnificent art, crafts and artifacts and they lead them on their creative path. Elmo Baca describes that inspiration in his article called “Designing Women” in an issue of New Mexico Magazine, which celebrates ten New Mexico women in the design arts including Connie. His article focuses on Mary Colter, Millicent Rogers, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Like the nine other women in the article, Connie is influenced by what Baca describes so well when he writes, “Recently rediscovered, Mary Colter’s life and work is inspiration for all aficionados of Santa Fe style, but especially for contemporary women seeking a romantic design attitude. Colter’s genius lay in fusing Native American design styles and forms in a romantic and eclectic way, creating rooms and buildings that seared into the viewer’s memory. As a staff architect for the National Park Service and also for the legendary hotelier Harvey of the Santa Fe Railroad, Colter produced buildings that have endured and are now recognized as masterpieces of Southwestern architecture.” The work of Rock Ridge Studio is an elegant statement of the West, of Native American design styles, and of those who have come before us. Rock Ridge furniture is included in Rio Grande High Style by Elmo Baca, Interior Furnishings Southwest by Suzanne Deats and John Vallani and Better Homes and Gardens Woodworking Projects.
The studio in Lamy, NM produces art and wonderfully styled furniture that are pieces of art. The furniture is also comfortable, durable, and designed to last for generations. The surfaces are like a painted canvas, inviting to touch, yet they seem old like an antique. Rock Ridge Studio designs and builds custom cabinets, architectural components, store fixtures, and custom doors and windows. Additionally, we offer drafting and design services.
Clients are welcome to visit the studio, but please call prior to taking the eighteen mile scenic trek to Lamy in the historic rural countryside of Santa Fe County.
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