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Off the Beaten Path

eclectic gifts & original artwork

Founded in 1996, Off the Beaten Path is a quaint and well known art gallery and gift shop in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Home to a wide range of artists and artistic styles from across the country, Off the Beaten Path has become one of the most talked about galleries/gift shops in the area.

NOTE: Photos of artwork on this site do not necessarily represent what we currently have in stock. The one-of-a-kind nature of the work,

which is made by hand from the heart, makes it virtually impossible to keep the site current.

Please contact us about an item’s availability.

Most of our artists follow Edgar Degas’ philosophy that “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

So, explore our site to discover what these brilliant people can make you see!


from near and far & coast to coast

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fused glass dishes & ornaments

Lisa creates kiln-formed glasswork using powdered and crushed glass to feature chemical reactions, crackling techniques and stenciling. She uses fusible raw sheet glass, powdered glass and frit.

She has been working with glass since 1999, and finds it to be a challenging and rewarding medium. Lisa constantly is learning the unique properties and abilities of the medium.

Her designs are inspired by the shapes and textures of nature, the lines of architecture and the depth of the human form. "Working layer by layer, I feel these forms connect flawlessly with glass,” Lisa says. 

"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art"

Ralph Waldo Emerson