public art.

residential art.

landscape design.

studio art.

Betsy finds inspiration in nature, history and education to create her custom sculptural ceramic installations. Each installation is unique to the community or environment where it’s installed. Her work is incorporated into buildings facades, park benches and her stand-alone sculptures. She incorporates other materials such as decorative concrete, glass, stone and metal artifacts to compliment the ceramics. All her work is designed and build to last many life-times.

The Seeds of Knowledge Community Recognition Mural

The Seeds of Knowledge Community Recognition Mural

description. The Seeds of Knowledge Community Recognition Project was designed for The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF). It’s an art installation in downtown Manhattan Beach acknowledging the community of educators, parents, students, volunteers, and donors...

A Lounge for Land & Sea

A Lounge for Land & Sea

description. The City of Carlsbad’s Temporary Public Art Program asked Betsy K. Schulz to paint two whimsical oversized chairs designed by Michael Stutz. She worked closely with members of the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation, and walked the trails, to determine the best...

Kumeyaay Interpretive Benches

Kumeyaay Interpretive Benches

description. These two concrete benches and boulders, embedded with handmade sculptural ceramics and river stones, are located in the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park as part of the Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok (Land of the First People) interpretive area. A...

Harbaugh Seaside Trails Donor Plaza

Harbaugh Seaside Trails Donor Plaza

description. The Harbaugh Seaside Trails Donor Plaza, designed by Betsy K. Schulz, is dedicated to the community who worked tirelessly to save the 3-acre coastal overlook at the gateway between Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Solana Beach. The overall structure is formed...

Solana Beach Fire Station FireWall & Landscape

Solana Beach Fire Station FireWall & Landscape

description. Dedicated to the members of the Solana Beach Fire Department who tirelessly stand between us and danger, the “Firewall” sculpture represents a fire contained within the landscape. The metal structure contains red, orange and yellow "embers" of soda ash...

Ramona Library Nature & History Mural

Ramona Library Nature & History Mural

description. 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...

Moonlight Beach Tribute Bench

Moonlight Beach Tribute Bench

description. The Moonlight Beach Tribute Bench is a gift of the Mossy Family in honor of their son, John Mossy. Stephen Dalton Architects designed the bench. Betsy K. Schulz made the low-relief sculptural ceramic tiles to reflect John’s love of the beach and the...

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

description. O'Hanlon Ceramic Recreationsfor the School of Veterinary MedicineScholarships & Fellowships The University of California Davis hired Stone Imagery to create a donor wall for their new veterinary building. As part of this project, Betsy K. Schulz was...

Ramona Library Donor Murals

Ramona Library Donor Murals

Ramona Library Donor Murals description. The library’s two beautiful donor murals have the capacity to hold 960 engraved walnut donor name tiles and include nine sculptural ceramic panels. Three different tile heights are arranged to give the wall texture. The...

Torrey Point Entry Wall & Fireplace Public Art

Torrey Point Entry Wall & Fireplace Public Art

description. Hand-sculpted ceramics and hand-crafted multi-layered kiln-cast glass are combined to form linear windows into nature. Monochromatic sculptural ceramic panels of native plants further integrate the art into the concrete planter walls of the entry and in...

The Nature of Alpine Murals

The Nature of Alpine Murals

description. Located in Alpine, California, the sculpted ceramic art pieces created for the Alpine Library celebrate the community's natural environment and history. The art consists of one 2-1/2' tall x 15' long piece, and eight circles ranging from 1' to 3' in...

Carlsbad Firestation 3 FireFighter Heritage Installation

Carlsbad Firestation 3 FireFighter Heritage Installation

description. The FireFighter Heritage Installation boxes are permanently mounted to the front fire station walls. They are inspired by the numerous boxes placed, in the early 1900’s, at strategic points within wilderness areas. These historic boxes contained...

Mercado del Barrio Mural

Mercado del Barrio Mural

description. Located in San Diego’s Barrio Logan, the Mercado del Barrio mural celebrates this community’s past and the local children’s hopes for their future. Betsy Schulz used a large red hand to represent past generations teaching and leading the children of...

Del Mar Lifeguard Station

Del Mar Lifeguard Station

description. The donor wall for the new Del Mar Lifeguard Station at 17th Street recognizes the many contributors to the project. The mural is a pleasant reminder of how many generations have enjoyed the local beach. The Del Mar Historical Society provided Betsy...

Fallbrook Library Donor Wall

Fallbrook Library Donor Wall

description. The Library’s entry mural incorporates four donor-tile panels (each 18 in. wide x 48 in. tall) settled among three art panels (each 48 in. tall x 60 in. wide), depicting the natural and rural essence of Fallbrook. Betsy Schulz silkscreened the donor names...

Fallbrook Library Garden Room Wall and Fountain

Fallbrook Library Garden Room Wall and Fountain

description. The theme of Betsy Schulz’s mural — nature, sustainability, and reuse — was inspired by the design of the building and Fallbrook’s natural surroundings. Silhouettes of grasses, native plants, birds and butterflies were sandblasted into the surface of the...

Harbor Point Mural

Harbor Point Mural

description. The imagery in the Harbor Point mural reflects the history and spirit of the Point Loma area from the past to the present. Betsy Schulz created sculpted tiles of the Point Loma lighthouse, PC-class sailboats racing, sea birds, and fishes. Photos specific...

Barona Band of Mission Indians Tribal Office Murals

Barona Band of Mission Indians Tribal Office Murals

description. Two sculptural murals (each 5 ft. tall x 2 ft. wide) frame the entrance to the government building of the Barona Band of Mission Indians Tribal Offices. Betsy Schulz researched the tribe’s history and customs through their museum and attended several...

Sapphire Tower Columns, The Tracks We Leave Behind

Sapphire Tower Columns, The Tracks We Leave Behind

description. Ten columns on the trolley-track side of the Sapphire Tower residential condominium depict the history of San Diego. Each column mural represents a different period of San Diego history. To gather the information, images, and usage rights for photo...

Sapphire Tower “Fin” Sculpture

Sapphire Tower “Fin” Sculpture

description. In addition to the ten mosaic Sapphire Tower Columns, Betsy Schulz designed a metal and glass “fin” structure to adorn the Sapphire Tower residential condominium, much as jewelry might adorn a person, with the glass in the sculpture representing the gems,...

Fletcher Cove Seascape Mosaics

Fletcher Cove Seascape Mosaics

description. The City of Solana Beach chose Betsy Schulz to design a sea-themed mosaic mural for the City’s new Fletcher Cove Park. Her design, inspired by the local beach and ocean life, includes sculpted birds, fishes, and plants. Their names are pressed into tiles...

Solana Beach Gateway Arches

Solana Beach Gateway Arches

description. In a nationwide competition the City of Solana Beach chose Betsy Schulz’s design for two arches to replace the town’s aging south-end entry sign and to serve as the gateway to a walking and biking trail. The taller arch displays the city’s name, and the...

Torrey Pines Donor Mural

Torrey Pines Donor Mural

description. The Torrey Pines High School Foundation chose Betsy Schulz to create a mural to recognize its major donors. Schulz and Katie Pelisek designed a wooden trellis and frame to hold the mural at a site at the Torrey Pines High School. In the mural a Torrey...

Del Mar Library Mixed-Media Mosaic Wall

Del Mar Library Mixed-Media Mosaic Wall

description. Betsy Schulz teamed up with Pat Welsh in 2002 and 2003 to help Welsh realize her dream of cladding the wall in front of the Del Mar Library with found objects, brick, and stone. Together they designed the wall and created a presentation for the City of...

Surfboard Cedar Survivor

Surfboard Cedar Survivor

description. In 2003, the first year of the Port of San Diego’s “Urban Trees” arts program, Betsy Schulz’s design was one of the 30 selected. Her tree was constructed of a metal pole encased in light-weight concrete in the shape of a surfboard. In the surface mosaic,...

Undersea Garden Mural

Undersea Garden Mural

description. Betsy Schulz designed a Hawaiian-inspired mural for Java Kai, a small cafe in Del Mar, California. The owners, Vince and Sheri Martinelli, wanted art that would make the cafe a landmark and that would be fun and interesting for children and adults alike....

The Center for Healthy Lifestyles Donor-Recognition Tiles

The Center for Healthy Lifestyles Donor-Recognition Tiles

description. Betsy Schulz designed the welcome and donor-recognition sign for the entry of the new wellness center of the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito. Challenged to save space and create a unique landscape element, Schulz mounted sculpted tiles onto the step...