Friday, December 27, 2013

New direction...Learning curve!

Wayne is working with a local Santa Cruz glass blower, Chris Johnson, learning to work larger when creating sculptures. He says there is a definite learning curve that is proving quite challenging. Determined to accomplish their vision they will keep working together until they see it happen. After that I'm sure there will be no stopping them! Here are a few shots of them in Chris's hot shop working with clear glass creating a sculpted bird.

Is it a bird yet?
Glory Hole


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wayne Robbins and Chris Johnson collaborations Dec. 2013

Here are several photos of two of  Wayne and Chris's new glass collaborations.

Amphora totem vessel 
Detail amphora vessel

Stopper with mini sea shells

Totem #2 Amphora

Totem #2 head shot

The whole picture

Totem Amphora #1 head shot

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Show and Sale is this weekend.

Don't forget! Our Christmas Show and Sale is this weekend, Dec. 6th (Friday night 6-9PM), Dec. 7th (Saturday 11-6) and Dec. 8th (Sunday 11-6) at MONKEY GIRL BEADS, 1127 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. We will have Wayne's glass beads and our metal findings as well as our finished jewelry. Hope you can stop by. We look forward to seeing you.        

                               Judie and Wayne

Friday, November 29, 2013

Check out the patina on these earrings!

A lucky firing! Look at the beautiful patina on these bronze earrings. Wayne's acid etched aqua beads match it perfectly.


Wild frog necklace

A wonderful coral necklace created by one of our customers using a colorful
coral lipped Wayne Robbins frog.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

New Cassandra Graham and Wayne Robbins piece

Here is a wonderful new piece by Cassandra Graham with a Wayne Robbins glass Emu as a focal piece. Fellow artists that are
definitely "birds of a feather".

Will post better photo when we get one.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

70 Colorful years

October 2013...The Big Seven Oh! Yes's really the "Big Seven Oh" for Judie. How did it fly by so fast? Here are a very few photos from our downhome gathering to celebrate the event. Photographers were too busy eating Lasagna to document.....but it was a wonderful evening. Thank you.

 left to right..neighbor Lew, Judie and friend Larry

 Daughter-in-law, Lisa and her mom Rose

 L to R....Wayne with friends Bob, Kimmie, and Karen

 And what colorful years they have been! Thank you all!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Open Studio Encore weekend Oct. 19th & 20th

This is our last weekend of the annual Open Studio Tour of Santa Cruz County.

Come by and see our latest work, our studio set up and a demonstration of our process by our dear friend and fellow glass artist, Jeff Rogers. This is an upbeat and interactive event and we hope that you will be able to stop by and see us. For more info. & catalog visit:

This is a close-up of one of our new necklaces featuring Wayne's glass.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Two new birds for the Wayne Robbins aviary!

Our Open Studio was this past weekend and here are two new birds Wayne created for his growing aviary. It was a wonderful event. The weather was great, our friend Jeff Rogers once again did a fabulous job demonstrating the glass process and we hosted a wonderful collage artist that is a first time Open Studio participant.  We will be doing Open Studio again on Oct. 19-20. We would love to have you stop by for a visit and take in the energy of this very special event. For more information email us at

Collaborative sculpture Wayne Robbins and Chris Johnson

Emu with Mohawk in crackle frame

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Dude!

A new Wayne Robbins fish for the Capitola Art and Wine Show this weekend, Sept.14-15, 2013. Come by and see us if you get a chance. We are Booth #11 (very near Mr. Toot's coffee house).

  Is this guy handsome or what?

This little guy is all ready to wear.

Here is a new bronze piece I just finished.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Marcia's latest Wayne bird ring

Here is the latest ring Marcia DeCoster made with one of Wayne's glass bird beads. She has designed these rings so that the bird can be interchangeable.

Marcia DeCoster and Wayne

Here is a post from Marcia DeCoster's blog:

I have always loved the work of Wayne Robbins and Judie Mountain's collaborations.  Wayne does
wonderful creatures of glass and Judie makes finished jewelry with his glass and her own bronze clay pieces.

This year at Bead and Button I treated myself to one of Wayne's bird rings.  I of course could not resist adding a bit of a seed bead nest below the bird.  Since the bird screws into it's ring base it is perfect for changing the nests as the mood strikes.

Here is the first one I made.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pasadena show "After Hours"

Just a few shots to let you know we are NOT all work and no play!

The largest burger in Pasadena!

The largest Margarita in Pasadena!

After hours....kicking back!

Monday a visit to
"Gold Bug", one of our favorite stores in Pasadena.

Our visit to "Gold Bug"

A peek through the window at "Gold Bug", the
ultimate in curiosity shops.

A true curiosity shop!

"Cousin It" checking out the glass cases.

July 2013 Pasadena

Some snaps taken by our friend Pat at the Pasadena Bead
and design Show July 25-28, 2013

Working on ideas for future collaborations.
Wayne and Christi Anderson

One of Christi's hollow hearts.

Our friend Karen Lewis from "Klew Expressions"

Beautiful sunflower from Klew's booth

Sexy green eyed frog bead by Wayne.

Denise who celebrated her birthday at the show.
She does beautiful dramatic jewelry.
(Jazzy D Creations) 

Some new bronze clay pieces by Judie mixed
with earrings of similar flavor.

Dragonfly bronze piece by Judie.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Another piece for Clay and Glass, 2013.

Teal glass bird with bronze metal clay nest, branch and heart pendant for the Palo Alto Clay and Glass Show this weekend, July 13-14 at the Palo Alto Art Center.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

2013 Palo Alto Clay and Glass

Once again we are coming up on the Palo Alto Clay and Glass Show, July 13-14 at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto, Calif. This is a fabulous show for those folks who love clay and/or glass art. It is free admission and is open 10 am to 5 pm each day. We will be in booth space #32 by the food. Hope to see you there. info: 650-329-2366 or
Emu 2013 Clay and Glass!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

A morning on the wharf.....

We took a few hours off Saturday morning to go out to the Santa Cruz Wharf to see the "Woodies on the Wharf Show"......It was wonderful! We are so lucky to live here!