Walt Rickli
Designer   Artist   Stone Sculptor

University of Guelph- Diploma in Horticulture
Guelph, Ontario Canada
Celestial Studios
  - Studied the art of granite sculpture under the personal direction of Jim Sardonis, Gary Sassi and Guiliano Cecchinelli.
Barre, Vermont USA
Guild Institute of Masonry
Whitby, ON Canada

Public Commissions:  
Ikea Canada
  - Sought out and engaged to create a stone sculpture for the New York USA head office.
Mississauga, ON Canada
Andrew Peller Limited
  - Engaged by award winning winery to create a memorial for the founder.
Grimsby, ON Canada
Ridley College
  - Collaboration with renowned sculptor Hugh Russell to create the first large scale interactive Bronze and Stone sculpture for the main entrance to the school.
St.Catharines, ON Canada
Juravinski Cancer Center- Oncology Treatment Facility
  - Sought out and engaged to create a precedent setting space and stone water sculpture.
Hamilton, ON Canada
The Gathering Place- Non-profit Cancer support center.
  - Engaged to create a series of outdoor interactive stone sculptures.
Cleveland, OH USA
Community Health Partners Cleveland.
  - Engaged to create sculptures for meditation and healing garden.
Cleveland, OH USA
Shaker Square
  - Selected by developer to collaborate on the design of the 2nd oldest shopping district in the USA- National Register of Historic Places.
Cleveland, OH USA
McMaster University
  - Selected to facilitate, design and create a large scale stone public sculpture representing the student body at McMaster University.
Hamilton, Ontario Canada
City of Mississauga- Lakeside Park    
  - Selected as a key component of the design team for a 47 acre park/earthworks project in collaboration with John George Associates and Visionscapes Landscape Architects.
Mississauga, ON Canada
City of Mississauga- Port Credit Harbour Front Development Project    
  - Collaborated with John George Associates design team on various phases.
Mississauga, ON Canada
City of Hamilton- Historical Cemetery Gatehouse. 
  - Selected to recreate historical stone sculptures.
Hamilton, ON Canada
Breast Cancer Support Services Head Office Building
  - Sought out and engaged to create an interactive stone water sculpture for the Healing Garden.
Burlington, ON Canada
Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital- Cancer Centre Congregation Room
  - Selected for the creation of a stone water sculpture.
Burlington, ON Canada
Wellington Terrace- Non Profit Municipal Long Term Care Home
  - Creation of an interactive outdoor stone water sculpture.
Wellington, ON Canada
Parkview Children’s Center
  - Creation of interactive stone sculptures for daycare and play areas.
Oakville, ON Canada
McMaster University- DeGroote School of Business     
  - Creation and Installation of a large scale interactive stone compositions.
Hamilton, ON Canada
City of Fort St. John, BC              
  - Creation of stone sculpture for the Toronto CN tower cultural gardens.
Toronto, ON Canada
Shalom Village- Jewish Retirement Center              
  - Creation of interactive outdoor stone water sculpture
Hamilton, ON Canada
Lenadco Home- Extended Health Care Facility             
  - Selected to create an interactive stone sculpture using local granite.
Napanee, ON Canada
Nelson Aggregates           
  - Commissioned to create a 28 ton stone sculpture as an international
Burlington, ON Canada
Common Ground- The Cindy Nord Center for Renewal         
  - Artist in Residence; worked with 100 inner city children to create the
first permanent sculpture for the Art Center.
Oberlin, OH USA


HGTV- Gardeners Journal with Kathy Renwald
HGTV- Let’s Build
Life Channel- Craftscapes with Sue Warden
Plant & Garden Magazine- ‘Sculpture In The Garden’- June 2005
West of the City Magazine- ‘Not Your Typical Rock Star’- Jan/Feb 2003
Fine Gardening Magazine- ‘Simple Ways to Add Water to the Garden’- February 2001
Interiors Magazine- ‘Stone, Glass and Wood’- 2000
Home & Garden- June 1998


Shows & Exhibitions:  

One of A Kind Show- Toronto, ON Canada
Floral International- Montreal, QC Canada
Ontario Garden Show- Burlington, ON Canada
Mysteries of Stone- Montpelier, Vermont USA
Canada Blooms- Toronto, ON Canada

“Blending natural stone and human spaces”

p: 905-315-9455

Carving Studio
Sculpture Garden