Dancing With Stone

Walt Rickli Studio Move

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

 Hi Folks!

Yes, it’s true – Walt will be relocating his carving studio!

Not to worry, the sculpture garden will continue to be here for your enjoyment!

Big move

 Internationally renowned sculptor Walt Rickli has been creating stone, metal and wood sculptures for clients across North America from his north Burlington studio, within the Nelson Aggregate Quarry for almost 20 years. The limestone from beneath his studio will soon be turned into gravel. The time has come to relocate the studio. Moving thousands of pounds of stone and massive equipment is no small feat so to make the move easier he is having a once in a lifetime sale of all existing sculptures. All existing sculptures will be 20% to 80% off retail pricing.

 

 

 

Sculpture Garden All the sculptures in the Sculpture Garden are available for sale and are marked with a story and pricing information. It is important to note that these prices do not include delivery or installation, this will be priced individually. The water sculptures do not include the components that are below ground: tank, pump, stainless steel ext. These will also be priced separately.

 

 

 

Rear Studio

Walt has set up a temporary showroom in the staging area of his studio with one of a kind stone metal and wood sculptures including: bathroom sinks, water sculptures, furniture, abstract sculptures, interactive sculptures, works in progress and many interesting random works.

 

 

 

Studio

Please contact Walt directly to arrange for a private viewing.

 

For all the information you require Walt has set up a Blog site: waltrickli.wordpress.com where you can find images, pricing and sale details. Have fun clicking around the site to see what’s available.

As always feel free to contact Walt directly via email walt@waltrickli.com or give him a call at the studio office 905-315-8026 to schedule a time to talk or visit.

It's Walt!

It would be greatly appreciated if you could pass this information along to anyone who you think might be interested.

Studio Addition

Monday, August 15th, 2011

A few years ago I started to dream about the future, where was I going with this artistic endeavour, what types of Sculptures and places did I want to create and who would I need around me in order to create this vision? After considerable contemplation I decided that I wanted to share my knowledge with others, to teach others to do what I do, to create Sculptures and places that were precedent setting in the world and that would have a positive effect on all those interacting with them. I have often dreamt of the marriage of other materials with stone, the creation of Sculptures and places that humans would love to be in and be inspired by.

Positive thinking is amazing!!! We now have 4 wonderful and talented people working in the Studio, great commissions all over North America with incredible clients and many opportunities to create Sculptures and settings that involve many types of materials ultimately being placed in places that are designed for people to be in!

 Our Studio has grown over the last year with the addition of 4 new compounds areas to accommodate tools and equipment, Sculpture component storage and a place for our new wire saw. With so many large scale commissions this year we decided to expand the main Studio with an addition. The New structure is attached to the Diamond Saw side of the Studio doubling our current studio space. The white fabric roof structure serves as our layout space where we prepare raw material for the Sculpture creation process as well as a finishing / Sculpture assembly area. The space is full of light due to the Fabric style roof and unobstructed due to the shelter type construction.

Many thanks to Ed French Contracting and his team of professionals for pulling this construction project together quickly for us.

 

Design Thinking

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

About a year ago I discovered the term “Design Thinker” while watching a TED talk on You Tube. It resonated with me right away in regards to the way I naturally think.  

 In my mind the definition of “Design Thinker” has to do with the ability to creatively think through a concept or idea by:

 

~Utilizing all your past experiences in life

~Understanding people and their needs (through various first hand personal interactions and travel). Travel opens the mind to accepting people for who they are as well as opening our eyes to different societal accepted concepts and beliefs

~Diagnosing the root of a concept or idea through observation, listening (reading between the lines), intuition and understanding of human psychology

~Engineering the logistics and sequential steps a concept or idea in your mind quickly through to the end result and then working it backwards to determine its viability  

~Resisting societal influence and preconceived points of failure in your thought process

~Engaging the child like, limitless thinking process that we were born with

~Making the process fun

~Genuinely caring about what it is you are doing

~Surrounding your self with positive people who love what they do in life. They are the ones you ideate with and consider their opinions

~Creating a work / home environment that both relaxes and inspires you at the same time. Both of these worlds must resonate with who you are. You need this in order to tap deep into your creative / logical brain 

 

This way of thinking creates positive, quick and out of the box solutions to any concept you apply it to.  It does not require a boardroom full of people, only a select few similar minded individuals.  Whether designing a sculpture for a client, creating a master plan for a public park, deciding to create a business that blows up blue jeans with dynamite as a clothing line or creating a business plan for a company, Design Thinking works every time.

 

We have adopted this term in our Studio as a way of operating in all we do. As with all things in life, when you identify a direction you want to move to, give it a name or identity and believe in it with the proper intent, you will find yourself there instantly.

 ~ Walt

New addition to our Team!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

One of the secrets to success is to surround yourself with positive energy, people who enrich your life and who are moving in a direction that enriches their own.

About two months ago I embarked on a journey to find a person who had these qualities and the background to fill the position of Studio Business Coordinator in our company. I engaged the creative professional services of a great friend and business advisor, David Yen from Cleveland Ohio. We spent a few weeks reviewing applications and conducting interviews. One applicant’s great energy, zest for life and diverse business skills made our choice easy.

I am thrilled to announce that Lindsay Warneford is now part of our creative world. By implementing specialised changes within our office and studio, she has given us the freedom, confidence and professional business procedures that will ensure our commitment to enriching people’s lives through greater levels of creativity.

 It has been inspiring for me to witness Lindsay take ownership of her new role with the same spirit, passion and dedication that we value as a team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come Join Us! Nemo 7G

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walt Rickli Studios is exited to be part of the Nemo 7G, Mount Nemo day happening on May 29, 2011. Our Studio and Interactive Sculpture Garden will be open to the public from 1pm to 4pm that day.

 Walt and his team of creative’s will be in the Studio to show you sculptures in progress, completed works of art and provide information on our creation, carving processes and equipment.

 Our Interactive Sculpture Garden in Lowville will be open, as always, for you to wander through the manicured gardens and enjoy the sculptures.

 For directions and more information regarding Mount Nemo Day please visit www.nemo7G.org

 We are all looking forward to sharing our special world with you.

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpture Studio Business Coordinator

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

An opportunity to be part of our team of creative’s, artists and sculptors.

 Thursday April 21, 2011

 An opportunity has opened up in our world for a new Business Coordinator; we are looking forward to receiving applications that will allow us to select the perfect person to join us in a wonderful adventure in creating meaningful sculptures and places to be for people.

 Sculpture Studio Business Coordinator

We are excited to have an experienced, meticulous and creative person with a very positive / fun attitude to manage our office / operational and promotional activities. This full time position in our fast-paced professional artist’s sculpture studio will require you to take charge of managing all office systems, contract preparation and invoicing, creative research, client management, collaboration on promotional activities, pursuing random business adventures and being part of all the enriching opportunities the come our way.

 A personal fit with our team of creative’s, artists and sculptors is very important to us in continuing to create a fun, challenging, and rewarding work experience.

 We are located in North Burlington requiring you to have your own transportation. This position is available immediately.

 To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume and any other pertinent information to tammy@waltrickli.com . You must enter Sculpture Studio Business Coordinator in the subject line to ensure receipt. We ask that you respect our process, no phone calls or Studio visits please.

    Position Responsibilities

 Office Management

×   Maintain, create and implement as required office databases including      filing of all computer and hard copy of materials, photos, correspondence and confidential client contacts

×   Prepare and manage all accounts payable and receivable, prepare and deliver banking deposits, bank reconciliation and co-ordinate with bookkeeper to reconcile all accounts

×   Prepare, modify and manage contracts and agreements

×   Create and present monthly inner office business reviews

×   An intermediate working knowledge and experience in; QuickBooks, Outlook, Word and Excel is required

×   Plan and schedule daily, monthly and annual business calendars.

×   Prepare, answer and record all general inquiries and correspondence

×   Act as liaison between artist and contracted service providers

×   Initiate, analyze and present opportunities to optimize business processes and resources

×   Manage promotional photography and digital documentation of sculpture creation

×   Create presentation material for clients and prospective clients. An intermediate knowledge of PowerPoint and Photoshop is required

×   Assist in intermediate IT functions, setting up emails, IPhone, wifi, printers etc. and work with IT in the implementation of new programs and systems as required

×   Creative research (internet and other)

×   Maintain and organize remote office

×   Maintain office and studio inventories; prepare, place and pick up orders from suppliers

×   Clean and organize office spaces

 

 Promotional / Marketing / Entrepreneurial Initiatives

×   Input into the creation of marketing materials and promotional strategies in various media forms.

×   Create newsletters, brochures and Social Media (Facebook, Linked in, Twitter and Web site) weekly updates (creative writing skills will be required)

×   Facilitate networking opportunities to expand and develop business

×   Co-ordinate projects with printer, photographer, publicist and web designer.

×   Represent artist at public functions and professional events.

×   Investigate, analyze and plan opportunities to initiate parallel businesses.

×   Assist with planning and promoting of functions and events in sculpture garden and river property

Ted Talks

Friday, January 28th, 2011

About a year ago I was told about TED talks and didn’t really think about it till a few months ago. Now watching a TED talk video every evening has become part of my inspirational world. They have made me believe even more in the power of an individual to change the world, that there are many people driven by passion, talent and caring for others.

TED stands for Technology Entertainment and Design. It’s a large collection of short (18 minutes or less) videos from some of the greatest Thinkers/Creative’s in the world, talking about their dreams, passions and thoughts.

 You can find them on www.youtube.com under TED talks or by visiting www.ted.com/talks

 Here is a list of some of my favourites:

 http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jessica_jackley_poverty_money_and_love.html

 Powerful and moving! A perfect example of how one person can change the world.

 http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

 Everyone should watch this one!!!

 http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world.html

 A positive twist on something I never thought could be this powerful

 http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/adora_svitak.html

 Inspiring!

 http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/sheryl_sandberg_why_we_have_too_few_women_leaders.html

 Makes you think!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo

Great use of Graphics

 Hoping they enrich your world!

 Walt

We’re Hiring!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

We have filled our position, thank you to all who applied for the Design Studio Business Co-ordinator.

Spring Cleaning in the Fall

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Posted by Laura

The weather in Southwestern Ontario has been incredible over the last few days; coming up on November and we are walking around the shop in t-shirts!
Could this be the reason for the recent urge to clean out and re-organize the entire carving studio?! Perhaps.

The boys have been super busy with a recent stone acquisition and are now focusing their attention on the shop while they have a few days of  ‘down time’.

Walt & Steve hard at work

Walt & Steve hard at work

During the stone acquisition we also obtained some large storage containers.

Exterior and East Wing Renovations

Exterior and East Wing Renovations

These containers are now serving as the East Wing and exterior storage units of the shop.

With all of our new commissions happening it was not only time to expand but it was very necessary.

Once the ‘renovations’ in the shop are complete I fully plan on pushing for the addition to my office- complete with fully functional spa, hot tub and of course a full serve ice cream bar. I’ll keep you posted on that progress ;)

Look at the size of this thing!

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Posted by Laura

As an addition to one of our ‘Secret’ projects we recently obtained a large log which will be incorporated into the project.
This is no ordinary log; weighing in around 10,000 lbs this log will be transformed into an interactive focal point to be enjoyed by friends of all ages.

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It was a success!

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Posted by Laura

A big thank you to everyone who came out to support Burlington’s first Doors Open Event.
We had over 300 people tour both the Sculpture Garden as well as the Carving Studio- despite the rain!

For those who weren’t able to make it, we introduced a few new pieces to our Sculpture Garden-

The Big 'O'

The Big 'O'Howling Stone

As always the Sculpture Garden is open to the public 24/7.
Located directly across from Lowville Park, the Walt Rickli Sculpture Garden (Elements) is a quiet and tranquil place for the public to enjoy.
Don’t forget to leave us your comments on the blackboard.
Howling Stone

Howling Stone

Doors Open Burlington

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

On June 12th & 13th Burlington will be holding it’s first Doors Open Event and Walt Rickli Studios has been asked to participate.

We will be opening our doors at the carving studio and the sculpture garden to the public.
If you have ever wondered what the inside of Walt’s carving studio looks like or would like to see the updated sculpture garden, join us on either Saturday June 12th or Sunday June 13th between 10am – 4pm.

You will also get a chance to meet the new additions to our staff; Craig and Brian will be around to answer any questions you may have and they can also give you some insight into some of our current projects.
We look forward to seeing you.

Best, The Walt Rickli team.
www.waltrickli.com

Walt Rickli Carving Studio
2433 #2 Side Rd Burlington, ON
North of Dundas just off Guelph Line.
We are located inside the Nelson Aggregate Quarry.
Parking available on-site.

Walt Rickli Sculpture Garden
Across from Lowville Park behind the Lowville Bistro.
Parking available at Lowville Park.

About the Doors Open Program: The Doors Open program was launched in 2002 and runs across the province between the months of April to October. Since it’s start up over 3 million people have visited the featured sites. Admission to all sites are free. Check below for a listing all of the participating sites.
http://cms.burlington.ca/Page5886.aspx

Social Media Event

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

What the heck is a Tweet?!

What the heck is a Tweet?!

Posted by Laura

Yesterday was a great day! I had the opportunity to go into Toronto to attend a Social Media Event hosted by Queen’s University with some very lovely ladies.
My first thought was that I would pretty much already know everything that the speakers would talk about.. and for the most part I did; but there were some excellent points expressed.

Did you know that there are more than 200 million blogs in existence!!
And you choose to read ours!! This makes us happy :)

The event speakers were great. Kerry Munro and Neil Bearse were not only valid and extremely knowledgeable but they made the two hours fun!

For any company who is choosing to go the path of Social Media to help get your name out there (which I highly reccommend!) now is the time.

Have no idea how or where to start? Check out http://neilbearse.com/ and
http://ca.linkedin.com/in/kerrymunro as a starting point.

Neil’s webpage will offer you many tips on how to get started.

As for Walt Rickli Studios.. we are currently updating our Facebook page and are in the process getting back into the swing of updating our Twitter account.
I will post all the information on where to find us over the next few days!

Enjoy the sun.
The Team

Sensory Garden Project

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

As part of the ever expanding vision of Walt Rickli Studios, Walt has been commissioned to design an innovative Sensory Garden for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

The garden will feature various sensory elements intended to promote the interaction between children with ASD and their sensory systems within a natural environment. The garden will also incorporate feedback through the use of Social Media to assist in discovering the best ideas from around the globe. Professionals, parents, as well as individuals who have life experience will be able to provide ideas, advice and feedback.

This truly collaborative project will incorporate design functions intended to stimulate the visual, tactile, olfactory, auditory, vestibular and proprioceptive sensory systems.

Stay tuned for updates!

Busy Bees in the Studio

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Well Spring is in the air and we have some amazing projects happening in the studio.

First, a big thank you to everyone who submitted an application for our Stone Sculptor Assistant position. We had and overwhelming response from inspired and skilled candidates but in the end we just couldn’t choose one person…so we choose two!

I am pleased to introduce you to the newest members of our team.

Craig has already been in the shop for two weeks now and has proved to be a great asset. He has picked up on the inner workings of the shop and has already begun to adopt our sense of humor.

Brian will begin with us in the next week or so and we are thrilled, especially since he loves Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies as much as we do!

Both of our new team members bring with them a vast amount of experience and oomph and we are energized to put their artistic powers to work.

As far as projects go…there are many! The shop is overflowing with creativeness and there is little room for much else.

Recently Walt has been commissioned to design and construct not only a main floor powder room but also a healing loft in the Brantford, ON area.
The concept that Walt came up with for the powder room is called ‘River Wash’. It gives the feeling of a river bed that has been washed away. By incorporating many unique components such as Black Mexican Pebbles, Driftwood and even a heated Granite boulder seat Walt has been able to submerge the viewer into a feeling of ‘River Wash’.

The Healing Room has been designed to include 500 year old Juniper Root as well as the use of Fuschite for the counters and work areas. It is believed that Fuschite carries healing characteristics and can provide many benefits for internal and external therapeutics. This room will provide the perfect setting for reflecting and being at peace.

The crew has been working hard and we will be posting pictures once the project is complete.

Stone Sculptor Assistant

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

We’re Growing!

Walt Rickli Studios is currently looking to fill the position of

Stone Sculptor Assistant 

We are looking for a very special person to join our team of positive, creative and highly skilled artists, thinkers and creators. Our fast paced professional artist design studio is involved in;

- The creation and installation of unique, functional, abstract and above all meaningful stone sculptures in both private and public settings.
– Creation of the interior and exterior settings for our sculptures.
– Collaborating with other design professionals in the creation of sculptures of other mediums, meaningful places for people to be and the creation of new artistic ventures.
– Fabrication and installation of sculptural components related to our sculptures.   
– Design and design thinking projects across North America.

The Stone Sculptor Assistant position will require a person with a diverse background containing as many of the following characteristics and knowledge as possible;

We want someone who has;

- Positive energy.
– A creative way of thinking.
– The ability to be versatile and quick thinking.
– A diverse creative, technical and practical background.
– Stone sculpting / sculpting or related experience.
– The ability to visualize and work three dimensionally.
– Experience with a variety of hand, electric, pneumatic carving and construction type tools.
– Worked professionally with natural stone.
– Is familiar with the handling / moving and placement of stone and sculptures.
– Some fabrication knowledge.

Bonus things to have in addition to the above:

- Design / creative background.
– Landscape experience.
– Understanding of interior design.
– Construction knowledge.
– Ability to draw or sketch.
– Computer skills.

Stone Sculptor Assistant Job Description

Sculpture Creation

- Take direction and assist as required in the creation of stone sculptures in the studio including: equipment operation, standard carving procedures, operation of overhead stone saw and related equipment.
– Fabrication of sculptural components in other materials as required.
– Raw materials and stone sculpture handling including crane, forklift and manual methods.
– Creative input on sculpture concepts and processes.
– Assist in the creation of all non stone components related to the sculpture.
– Input as relates to peripheral components related to the sculptures. Plumbing, electrical, structural, ect.
– Daily time sheet record keeping of all activities

 Installation

- Assist in the crating, shipping and installation of sculptures and related activities.
– Responsible for coordination of materials and tools required on site for installation of sculptures.
– Be part of the creation of the places for stone sculptures.

Design

– Collaborate and be part of the design process in the creation of sculptures.
– Assist in the preparation of cost estimates and contract details.
– Be part of design thinking collaborations.
– Involvement in the collaboration / design process with other artists, designers and clients.

In addition to the in studio design, creation and installation components of this position you may be required to play a roll in other activities our studio is involved in, as needed, such as;

Studio Operations Management

- Maintenance of the Studio exterior and interior spaces.
– Clean and organization all tools / equipment.
– Record keeping and recommendations for repairs, tool replacement and scheduling of the same.
– Record keeping and assembly of supplies and inventory as required.
– Repairs and maintenance to all equipment.
– Recommendations on equipment, process and studio operations.

Sculpture Garden and Property Management

- Garden maintenance to Sculpture garden / and river property.
– Sculpture maintenance in sculpture garden.
– Creation of new sculptures and landscaped areas in the sculpture garden.

Special events at Sculpture Garden & River property coordination

- Prepare sculpture garden and river property for any special events as directed.
– Special event setups of tents and tear down.

We love what we do here and are looking forward to finding the perfect person to join our fun and creative environment. We will be happy to provide some training or upgrading.  

To be considered for this opportunity, please forward your resume and any other pertinent information to laura@waltrickli.com.

You must enter Studio Assistant as your subject to ensure receipt.
We ask that you respect our process, no phone calls please.
The Stone Sculptor assistant position is available immediately.

Address Change

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

***Please note effective March 12,2010 our mailing address will be changing to:

6197 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON L7P 0A6

Please make note of this change in your records. Thank you

The “I’ve been dreaming” Event

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

I’ve been dreaming for some time about redesigning my sculpture garden in Lowville. I’m happy to say that plans are now underway for a new look and feel for 2010. We will be focusing on creating new interactive spaces and sculptures for visitors to enjoy. 

Existing sculptures have given joy to thousands of visitors over the years and I would now like to find suitable homes for all of them. As a result all in stock stone sculptures will be discounted by up to 60% in order to enable clients to purchase and enjoy these special pieces.
Our Special Event will run until February 28th 2010.

If you did not receive our exclusive event email please register to join our mailing list.

To register send an email to laura@waltrickli.com with all of your contact information or you can call the office at 905.315.8026

All the best, Walt

Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The time has come,
it’s the end of the year.
We’ve met so many new friends,
that we will always cherish and hold dear.

We hope you enjoy the Holiday Break,
and maybe take some time to bake.
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are our favorite!

All the best to you and yours.
From the Walt Rickli Studio Team
Walt, Laura and Steve

Crazy Stuff

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Lots of adventures in related and non related stuff.

Boom Jeans continues to evolve with some meetings with potential investors in the United States.

If you haven’t checked it out yet…     Boomjeans.com
http://www.boomjeans.com/

Have you seen our video on youtube?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytPWSEuGmZs

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An exciting new company is being formed with our business partners in the USA -Cat-Strat.
www.cat-strat.com

Thinkatorium will be presenting its first pitch to an Ohio business group in January.

Thinkatorium is a company that has evolved from experiences produced from out of the box type thinking and will be assisting in the creative process of various types of businesses.
Official launch sometime soon!

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You will notice that the term Design Thinker has appeared in Walt’s title block. It is a term which relates to a wonderful movement that is happening in the world.
Creative Thinkers are people who go beyond the traditional boundaries and challenge conventional assumptions to permit new possibilities.
This is definately a category in which Walt has much experience!

Off to D.C

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Twitter and Social Media

Gov 2.5 Conference

 

Walt has been asked to be part of a panel discussion as part of the Government 2.5 Conference in Washington DC in December. He will be discussing social media as it relates to governmental decision making regarding civic and public spaces.

Be sure to follow Walt on twitter @WaltRickli
www.Government25.com 

All around the world…

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Over the past few months Walt has been on an incredible journey filled with travel, new opportunities and some seriously exciting upcoming projects.

First stop; Japan.


Walt in Japan 2009   
For four weeks Walt immersed himself into
    the Japanese culture by traveling
    through the central region of Japan on a
    motorcycle. Gardens, sculpture, public
    places, local food and culture were
    experienced in a non tourist fashion.
    The trip ended with a hike over a 10,000 foot mountain pass arriving five 
    days later at the Kurobe Dam. Other than incredible views and leg busting
    climbs and descents the highlight was flying his Kite at the summit of the
    pass at 10,000 feet elevation!!! Walt in Japan 2009

 
Walt in Japan 2009    
  Work and pleasure seem to 
  mix randomly in Wally World as the trip
  resulted in a number of business
  opportunities. Walt is currently working with
  the city of Hakuba as a Design Thinker,
  assisting the community in the possibility of 
  developing an international
  sculpture symposium/film festival. The language barrier and time
  difference has provided for interesting public meetings.

 

Cleveland Rocks!

A week after returning from Japan Walt was in Cleveland for 6 days of meetings and ongoing projects. Walt has been engaged as the creative designer of an apartment on the west side of Cleveland. He will be working with renowned architect Joe Hanna of JRH Architects in a collaborative design of the space including three bathrooms.

Ongoing opportunities continue to unfold in the public sector as well as prominent private commissions and design. We’ll keep you posted

Unveiling was a Success!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Not only was the Harold Ledsham Memorial Sculpture installation a huge success but the Ledsham family was thrilled!
We received incredible feedback from the community as well.

‘Wonderful work Walt. A fitting tribute to a great man by a great artist’
– Tony Ledsham

‘Thank you for a fabulous memorable addition to Lowville Park’
– The Moorse Family

‘Thank you for such a beautiful lasting tribute to my ‘uncle’ Harold’
– Louise

A big thank you to the City of Burlington for all of their help in making this sculpture the first piece of community art in the area, and also Ron Kuzyk for the beautiful photographs.
And a very special thank you to the Nelson Aggregate Quarry for donating the stone dust and delivery for the sculpture base.

We welcome the community to enjoy this interactive sculpture located at the entrance of Lowville Park.

The Ledsham Family- Harold Memorial Sculpture

The Ledsham Family- Harold Memorial

Edna Ledsham & Walt Rickli- Harold Memorial Sculpture

Edna Ledsham & Walt Rickli- Harold Memorial Sculpture

Harold Memorial Unveiling. Sat. Sept 26th @ 12:30pm

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Just a reminder to everyone to join us on Saturday September 26th @ 12:30pm at Lowville Park for the Harold Memorial unveiling.

The team has been working very hard to make this a memorable day for Harold’s family and friends.
Please join us in making this an unforgettable day.
Harold Memorial Install

BOOM! (goes the dynamite) JEANS

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Walt @ the test run for BOOM! Jeans

Walt @ the test run for BOOM! Jeans

Hi Everyone,
Well it’s been a very exciting time around the shop.
Thanks to many creative and brilliant minds we have been working on a project that is sure to redefine your wardrobe and your ideas of art.

YOUR jeans are re-created by way of crazy-huge Ontario-ian Dynamite blasts.
They are post-BLAST Re-assembled and Re-invented with brilliant RickliRivets and artistic accents that only a few in the world will have their (bums) attached to.
The masterpiece is returned to you – – to wear, display… or simply selfishly covet.
The whole process is video-recorded, produced (for your pleasure) by Craig & Sue of Cat-Strat | productions (the co-crazy partner + promotion Agent for BOOM!)…
How do you get that video?
Upon delivery:
– – You’ll find it via iPod Touch in the front-pocket of your (only-one-in-the-world) jeans.

BOOM! Jeans had its first test run on September 10th at the Nelson Aggregate Quarry… and so far it’s proven to be a huge success.

Please log onto www.boomjeans.com to see the process as we begin this incredible journey. Updates will be posted here as well as on boomjeans.com as we pull together all of the footage from the test run.

So far… it’s been a blast!

Harold Ledsham Memorial ‘Common Ground’

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Community and the preservation of all things related were an important part of Harold Ledsham’s life. His passion, determination and love for the Hamlet of Lowville were a key component in maintaining the character of the community.
I took inspiration in creating this interactive sculpture from Harold’s unwavering commitment to his community and from a world where nature and finding common ground are vital to enriching our lives. The intent was to create a place where people would want to congregate.

‘Common Ground’ refers to all that connect us as individuals, families and communities either geographically or on larger scales.

It is the things we have in common that allow us to grow, give us strength and most importantly enrich our daily lives.

Lowville Residents & friends are invited to attend the unveiling of ‘Common Ground’, an interactive sculpture honoring the late Harold Ledsham.

Harold will always be remembered for his tireless efforts as President of the
Lowville Area Residents’ Association and his many years of commitment to the beautification of the Village of Lowville. The ceremony will take place on
 Saturday September 26th @ 12:30pm at the Lowville Park entrance.

Members of the Ledsham family, representatives of LARA and the City of Burlington and Walt Rickli- designer, artist and creator of the sculpture will be in attendance.
Please join us.

Please R.S.V.P to laura@waltrickli.com
905-315-8026

Welcome to Dancing With Stone

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Welcome to Dancing with Stone.
This is the place where you can follow all of the incredible happenings in the world of Walt Rickli.
Check back often for updates.

“Blending natural stone and human spaces”