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Cosanti Foundation

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Address: 6433 Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone Number: 480-948-6145
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Description: Site where earth-formed concrete structures contain the ceramic workshop...
Site where earth-formed concrete structures contain the ceramic workshop and foundry where the famous Soleri windbells are made and sold.
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A little out of the way but only a short drive from the Old Town area. They sand cast wind chime bells right on the property. There is a short tour available and they let visitors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Key West, Florida
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A little out of the way but only a short drive from the Old Town area. They sand cast wind chime bells right on the property. There is a short tour available and they let visitors know when the artists will actually be pouring the molten metal into the casts. Great place to buy a wind chime and although not... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you want a great sounding bell go here. Great variety of bells and priced to suit any budget. Arrive around 11:00 AM and you may get a chance to see them pour the bells.

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Columbia Station, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This working art facility is really fun. We walked the path among the wind bells, contemporary mobiles and a few ceramic tiles.There are concrete 'structures' scattered throughout. We did not have enough time so missed the gift shop. We have to return!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Clearly the highlight of my visit to Scottsdale. After visiting Paolo Soleri's bridge in Scottsdale I heard about the bell foundry at Cosanti. Interesting on so many levels. Architectural enthusiasts will appreciate the earthcast architecture that forms the complex, which used to be the architects home. Fans of arts and crafts will appreciate the bells as well as the architecture.... More 

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Littleton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Tidy and colorful walkways to explore the many varieties of bells and ceramic offerings. Particularly enjoyed the feeling of hand made workmanship. An hour or less stay is adequate to appreciate the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

inspirational environment - the bells make wonderful gifts and no one should leave Scottsdale area without one for yourself.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to visit before you continue up I-17 to see Arcosanti. Everywhere you look your eyes see amazing things. The bells are extraordinary. Soleri's vision of architecture is other-worldly. To see his studios first really makes Arcosanti understandable. It's sad that his great idea of a self supporting, eco-friendly community is struggling.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The home and studio of the late Paolo Soleri is easy to find and seems worlds away from the sophisticated McMansions in Paradise Valley. It's an interesting place where you can see some of the building for which he was famed, and in addition, watch craftsman create the iconic bells which contribute financially to the Cosanti Foundation. There is a... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We went to Cosanti and strolled around. It is interesting but, in my opinion, needs some clean up done although I know that is not how artists operate. We enjoyed our time there and I will go back to get a piece of pottery and also look forward to going to Arconsanti.

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detroit, michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Reminded me of a hippy colony with houses underground and the making of these special bells. Got to see them pouring the bronze and got to see the craftsman working. Bell are a bit on the expensive side.

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Additional Information about Cosanti Foundation

Address: Address: 6433 Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone Number: 480-948-6145
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Paradise Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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