Bill Schlicker

Bill Schlicker

Bill Schlicker

I have been an artist my entire life. Working through a wide variety of mediums, I have now created a unique art form.  Although stone has long been used in art, it has not been fashioned this way, this type of sculpted two-piece planter. These are not just rocks with holes. These are unique, one-of-a-kind functional planters each sculpted from a single hand picked stone. The bottom drainage section is part of the original rock so the pattern of the grain continues from top to bottom. Each planter comes with an indoor bonsai which I may or may not have grown. The price is in making the planter, the plant comes free. But, they can be used for many other plants. I’ve discovered that by blending the stone with a ‘matching’ plant, it turns the beauty of nature into a piece of functional art that soothes the soul.

In addition, I make stone vessels. They come in a wide variety of sizes and natural colors. I use hand held tools which I customize to cut, shape and carve the rock. Many are enhanced with my own original designs. All artwork is original, one of a kind, and never repeated.

I believe the environment is important, thus I try to recycle and make use of the discarded material. The end pieces from my planters and vases are fashioned into other functional items – such as card holders, massage tools, Ikebana vases, bottle stoppers and garden mushrooms.

For more information please visit parallaxgallery.com/stonework.