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Exclusive Hands-On Workshop At Paolo Soleri's Ceramics Studio at Cosanti

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Cosanti Originals

6433 East Doubletree Ranch Road

Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

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Experience a behind-the-scenes and hands-on art workshop at Cosanti where you'll design, create, and carve your very own bell!

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Experience a behind-the-scenes and hands-on art workshop at Cosanti where you'll design, create, and carve your very own ceramic Cosanti Originals Windbell in the same time-honored tradition that our artisans have used for over 50-years.Led by Assistant Ceramics Manager, Heath Vining, in this workshop, participants will learn by doing in the creation of their own silt cast ceramic bells. With a focus on the "earth-casting" process, a technique Paolo Soleri perfected, participants can expect to directly take part in the principal rituals of this specialized process from the preparation of the silt beds to the pouring and the extracting of the clay and finally, to the carving of the designs into the bell itself.

Because silt-cast ceramic bells do require time to cure, be fired, and assembled with chains and fins for hanging and catching the wind, Cosanti's ceramicist artisans will oversee the final stages of firing the bells and outfitting to be hung. Participants can expect to receive the bells they created via mail within a few weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: Plan on bringing a hat, sunscreen, water and wearing comfortable shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. This hands-on workshop will be conducted outdoors at Cosanti, the experimental architectural site where Paolo Soleri established his first drafting studio and the current home of Cosanti Originals, where the famous Cosanti Originals Windbells are made and sold.

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