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Cosanti Foundation

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Second time let down--

did not happen!! Took a full tour, including a pour for the bells, with Roger,who has worked with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rrader
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Virginia
What A Find!

This place is fabulous! Make sure you get there to see the pouring of the bells. These artisans... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
bowiegal
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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
Paradise Valley
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 23, 2006

Cosanti, where the famous Paolo Soleri Windbells are made and sold. This Arizona historic site, designed by world-renowned architectural innovator Paolo Soleri, blends desert landscaping with earth-formed concrete architectural structures. Striking arrays of bronze and ceramic windbells are suspended amidst courtyards, terraces, and garden paths....More

10  Thank Connector8034
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We were interested to come here to round out the Paolo Soleri experience, as we have stayed at Arcosanti and knew about Soleri's connection to Frank Lloyd Wright. We even met Soleri and sat in on a book discussion with him. The gallery area is...More

5  Thank CeliaH100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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.

1  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

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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.

Thank I922OJstevena
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We found the aesthetics of the buildings and the crafts to be absolutely fascinating. The style is unique and you can watch some of the metalwork being done. They have beautiful bells made of copper or clay and no two are alike. We ended up...More

1  Thank lielais
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I always enjoy a trip to this tranquil unique place. It is such a joy to just sit and listen to the bells on a windy day. We own several Soleri Bells and have enjoyed them for many years, I highly recommend you visit.

1  Thank Lynne4619
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This is a great place to visit if you like culture. Cosanti was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright for a short while. Take the tour. The guides are very informative. If you are there at the right, time you can watch the bells being...More

2  Thank carolkubota
Reviewed May 23, 2018

No tours offered when we visited in Nov 2017. Don't know where the interesting pictures were taken - certainly not at the shop. I wanted a Soleri bell - love windchimes. Nothing inside the shop was appealing enough to justify the price but I bought...More

1  Thank LLDearness
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Recently visited the Cosanti house. As we walked into the gift shop the employee that was there just glared at us, no hi or welcome to...we were ignored!! Most of the areas were closed due to maintenance updates. The bells were cool to see. Would...More

4  Thank biancag92
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Well, this is an interesting stop, but don't expect too much. They offer a tour in the AM for either 10- 15$ which we didn't take, but the place is pretty strange and worth a quick visit. The buildings are really interesting and it would...More

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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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