& Ruth Dobbins, owners of Professional
Glass Consultants, have been teaching glass etching and other glass
techniques for 30 years. These seminars have been held in their
own studios and in numerous other locations around the U.S. and
in several other countries.
Students from all 50 states and over 35 countries have
learned glass etching techniques from the Dobbins, and many have
gone on to start successful businesses and new careers in glass.
can check the seminars being offered (in New Mexico
and elsewhere) by clicking on the Schedules/Pricing
button and check on the accomodations by clicking on the Accomodations
the current interest in glass etching techniques, these classes
have been filling fast. If you see a seminar
you like, don't delay - contact us right away to reserve your
In the future,
the school will start adding classes in other glass working techniques
like fusing, slumping, wheel engraving, design, and more. Nationally
and internationally recognized instructors will be invited to teach.
Keep checking this page for more information!
New Mexico is not a foreign country!
it or not, New Mexico
really is a state in the United States! Thousands of geography
teachers must turn over in their graves every year when their former
students call the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce or the State Tourism
Department, asking what the exchange rate is between US dollars
and New Mexican money! Or when they ask what language is spoken
in New Mexico, or if you have to have shots before you come to New
Mexico. (Only if you have rabies.)
we haven't had many of these types of inquiries ourselves.
Maybe most people wanting to learn etching are smarter than average
(we think so!) or they did better in geography. New Mexico was the
47th state and was admitted to the union in 1912, so if you took
geography after 1912, you have no excuse! Even if you do know we
are really part of the US, you still may not know how to get here.
Or, you may think it would cost an arm and a leg to fly here.
true! The closest international airport to our studio
is in Albuquerque, 50 miles south. Most people flying in for a class
find that from almost anywhere in the US. The most reasonable airfares seem to be on US Air
or Southwest, but you should always check around. Yes, you can actually
fly in to the Santa Fe Municipal Ariport, but check for current available carriers. Rental cars are readily available and you will
definitely want one, since we have so many beautiful things to see,
from wilderness mountains to Indian pueblos (and casinos) to museums
recommend that you try and come a couple of days early or stay
a few days after class to explore Santa Fe, the international
quality art and the unique local culture. When people come for
classes and they don't plan extra time, they usually regret it!
weather is great, and when you sign up for class,
we send you a complete package of info about what you need to know
and what you need to bring, as well as activities of interest and
things to do while you are here.