Rhoda Lopez with Gerald Thiebolt, Memorial Wall, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, begun in 1978. Stoneware. L. 40' (originally 33'). (Unless otherwise noted, photos by Gerald Thiebolt.)
Closer view showing the three levels of relief modeling: undulating trees, stamped designs, and memorial plaques.
As a joyful memorial for a living church, the wall is continuously updated, as shown in this close-up view.
Gerald Thiebolt, Chalice, 2003. Stoneware. H. 33", D. 21".
Rotunda, San Diego Museum of Art. H. of fountain 7'. (Courtesy, San Diego Museum of Art, The John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda.)
Detail, central fountain basin, San Diego Museum of Art. The tiles were designed, made, and installed by the author. In this view the basin resembles an elegant turquoise necklace.
Gerald Thiebolt, landscape design, 1996. Handmade decorated stoneware bricks are combined with manufactured terracotta bricks in this San Diego yard.
Close-up view of motifs stamped into stoneware clay and fired for use in the walkway of the yard illustrated in fig. 7.
The manufactured brick, chosen for its color and texture, was reshaped for use in the landscape illustrated in fig. 7.