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,
P.O. Box 1128
Sausalito, CA 94966