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Cosanti Foundation

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Historically important architectural site still sells Solari Bells.

This site is part of the history of Scottsdale including earth formed buildings and workplace where... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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 October 24, 2018
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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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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 1 week ago

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
1  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

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank LLDearness
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June 16, 2018|
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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.