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Cosanti Foundation

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Extraordinary art and artistically designed architecture

Cast bronze and ceramic bells and chimes of many sizes and shapes abound among the workshops and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Warren P
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Lake Jackson, Texas
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I enjoyed seeing the Art of it all. A piece of Arizona land that built its buildings from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Collene R
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Davenport
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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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6433 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-1826
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cast bronze and ceramic bells and chimes of many sizes and shapes abound among the workshops and buildings here. We look forward to going to the evolving Arcosanti in the desert next visit to this area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Warren P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed seeing the Art of it all. A piece of Arizona land that built its buildings from the earth. I thought it was very interesting, that is if you are looking for Art and local history. The bell wind chimes are very popular and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Collene R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Something very special is happening in Phoenix. But make sure you take the guided tour. The artists are true craftsmen of the cosanti bells by Soleri. He was a sometime architect mostly artist and environmentalist who used Arizona as his canvas.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All you get to see is some of the workshops and the gift shop - there was no access to the architectural structures which was the whole point of our visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

We had been to Arcosanti about twenty years ago and that was much more interesting, but we enjoyed the opportunity to look at the art and purchase more Solari bells.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steffenzei
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This site is part of the history of Scottsdale including earth formed buildings and workplace where Paolo Solari developed many of his unique community and structural designs. The workshop is still producing their unique bells. Parts of the site are seen from a distance since...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

did not happen!! Took a full tour, including a pour for the bells, with Roger,who has worked with Paulo almost from the start. I could take this tour twenty times and learn something new every time. They have expanded their offerings with silk screen drawings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rrader
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This place is fabulous! Make sure you get there to see the pouring of the bells. These artisans do marvelous work.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank bowiegal
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We came here based on our interest of seeing how Cosanti bronze bells are made, having recently received one as a gift. Robin, whom we met at the entrance, was most helpful and led us to where we could watch how the bells were cast....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SASH1945
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Interesting building design with something new and different to see at every turn. Loved that we were able to see them pouring molten metal into the forms - very educational.

Date of experience: May 2018
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KatrinaPa
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Response from Ansel C | Reviewed this property |
The foundry is outside but in s shaded area. The store is cool. Our first visit was in August, and it was not uncomfortable in the mid-morning.
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