Featured Artists

Bob Madden

Stone Artist



Karen Madden

Fiber & Metal Artist

Emergence of metal from stone



Rock and A Soft Place Studio

Rock and A Soft Place studio showcases the creative works of stone sculptor Bob Madden and fiber artist Karen Madden. Both enjoyed successful careers in science and engineering disciplines working on leading edge technology and both hold US patents for their work. Karen and Bob formed Rock and a Soft Place (RASP) studio in 2007 to expand their horizons and pursue their artistic passions. The influence of their engineering and mathematical backgrounds is evident in the flow and beauty of their artworks.

“… arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.” (Albert Einstein)


Introducing  “A Soft Place” (on the rocks)

Fill a shaker with ice and add:

1 oz Lemon infused Vodka
1 oz silver Tequila
2 oz Cranberry juice
Splash of Creme de Cassis
1/2 fresh squeezed lime

Shake briskly for 10-15 seconds and serve (on the rocks, of course). Serves two.