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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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Beautiful, original pieces

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... read more

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

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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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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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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Perrysburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

From our first visit to Scottsdale to the most recent we always make sure to take a new wind chime home with us or they will ship for you. Very interesting to watch the items being produced for sure.

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La Grange, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have been there a few times in the last few years. We always bring our visiting friends to see these magnificent bells and the place they are made. The workmen are sometimes there, but mostly it is an outdoor showcase of the fabulous chimes and the interesting buildings. We own one of the Pelican chimes, such a unique sound.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The late Paolo Solieri’s home and studio. He was a totally different architect thatn Frank Lloyd Wright with his concept of building. There is another planned community north of Phoenix called Arcosanti, which is equally interesting. You can stay overnight there or take classes. At Cosanti, it was a quiet walk under the spring sun listening to tinkling bells made... More 

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