The library’s entry mural celebrates the spirit of Ramona by featuring local flora and fauna and interesting historical images and text. The images of nature are all hand-sculpted and glazed ceramic, with supporting text and photos fired onto tiles using glass decals. Sandblasted into the surrounding porcelain tile, below the mural, is a quote by Andrew Carnegie, “A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” A built-in bench finishes the piece, by giving patrons a place to rest outside the library entrance. Betsy K. Schulz was commissioned by the Friends of the Ramona Library to create this new sculptural ceramic mural to replace a faded donor mural. She gives new life to a this prominent library wall.


    Medium: Handmade Sculptural Ceramics Size: 18ft x 8ft x 7inDuration: Completed 2018Client: Friends of the Ramona Library

    Special Thanks

    Friends of the Ramona Library, Kathryn Schmiedeberg, Kathy Tanaka, Karin Wilson, Tara Tarrant, and Chuck Fitzgerald