About Us

 

Broken Arrow Glass is a contemporary glass design and upcycling production house creating handmade vessels, objects and customs forms in the Southwest. The house was founded in February of 2016 by married couple Chris Bogle and Shelby Kaye. In 2020 we rebranded to shift our focus on working with upcycled bottle glass.

Chris received his BFA in Fine Art as a glassblower and coldworker at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee. He has been working in glass, specifically glassblowing, for over a decade. Shelby Kaye’s background is in conceptual art and she is a trained sculptor with a degree in Fine Art from New York University.

The two met while studying glass in Washington State at Pilchuck Glass School. As the two grew as friends and fellow curious artists their work and paths began to overlap. Driven by their traditional and conceptual study of glassblowing and art, Chris Bogle and Shelby Kaye now work collaboratively with handblown and recycled glass.

Chris Bogle is originally from Chandler, AZ and Shelby Kaye is from Oklahoma City, OK.  The duo now resides in Santa Fe, NM where they have a small family and growing business. 

Broken Arrow Glass provides our Santa Fe, NM community with an alternative to traditional glass recycling. In 2020, when our local glassblowing studio, community, and world was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Broken Arrow Glass shifted our business focus from blown furnace glass to upcycling manufactured glass products into functional ware.