BIO

Welton Rotz sculpts in stone to create beauty and form. With his eye for both nature and design, he interacts with the color and texture of natural stones to create sculptures, benches, and water sculptures. An accomplished artist, Welton has sculpted for over 40 years. He is a master who uses traditional hammer and chisel as well as state-of-the-art industrial diamond tools to shape his stones. He offers site-specific consulation and collaboration in the design of unique sculpture.

Welton has taught stone sculpture in the JFK University master's program. He has also taught stone sculpture at the Rogue River College summer arts program, at the Mendocino Arts Center, at the Light House Arts center, and private lessons at his studio in Richmond, California.

Welton is a member of the California Stone Sculptors Association and has had numerous group and one-man shows, including the Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington and presently at the Peju Provence Winery, Rutherford, California in the Napa Valley. Welton's commercial installations include the First Republic Bank, Park Ave. at 51st Street, Rockefeller Center New York City, Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle, New York City and Kifer Commercial Park, Sunnyvale, CA, OB-One Associates, 5 Thomas Mellon Circle, San Francisco. His private collectors outside the San Francisco Bay Area are located in Seattle, Washington, Cincinnati, Ohio, New York City, Malibu, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Bali, and Florence, Italy.

Welton was one of the master garden creators for the center arena at the San Francisco Garden Show for the years 1998, 1999, and 2000. Commissions and one-of-a-kind pieces are invited and encouraged. To arrange a consultation and review his portfolio, or visit his studio in Richmond, California, please contact:


Welton Rotz
P.O. Box 1128
Sausalito, CA 94966
(510) 236-3004
welton@weltonrotz.com

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