Cosanti Originals Windbells are handmade by artisans in Arizona. Using time-honored crafting traditions, their embellished surfaces echo Paolo Soleri’s architecture.
Cosanti Originals Windbells are individually handcrafted by artists in Arizona
If art is at the heart of Cosanti Originals, then its artisans are the lifeblood, individually hand-making bronze and ceramic windbells in the same time-honored crafting tradition first introduced by artist and architect Paolo Soleri (1919-2013) many decades ago in central Arizona.
The windbells themselves echo the architecture of the spaces in which they are made. Built using unusual techniques and materials, the otherworldly structures of Cosanti, which is listed on Arizona’s Register of Historic Places, and Arcosanti seem at once futuristic and primitive. In these creatively constructed spaces, artisans hone their craft, honoring the creative tradition they embody while at the same time pushing the boundaries of their own aesthetic styles.
Organic and freeform or geometric and measured, the carved windbell surfaces are alive with texture, color, and decorative motifs that embody the spirit of the American Southwest. Bronze windbells in verdigris patina or hand-burnished finishes enliven home décor, both indoors and out. Metalworking artisans cast each one, pouring molten bronze from crucibles. Smooth or silt-cast, textured ceramic windbells are lovingly made from native Arizona clay by practiced hands. Like snowflakes, no two are alike. Highly sought-after and collected worldwide, artisan-crafted Cosanti Originals Windbells are the spirit of the southwest and the sound of serenity.
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