About 300 pieces construct a kiln load. We load our work as a team – fire is the transformative fuel of our art … “CLAY” … ancient residual planetary substance capable of transforming from dirt, to mud, to stone … through firing!
One of the foundational structures in the footprint of the Arcosanti ecology is this astonishing Ceramics Studio. Powered by the forces of nature, with an understanding of seasons, pre-dominant wind currents, orientation to the axis of the earth & its seasons and of course the sun.
The apse utilizes sensibilities that are all but lost in modern urban architecture. Except for a small usage of electricity this studio heats and cools year around with passive solar energy.
Paolo Soleri applied an understanding of the natural world to this design, our studios are insulated by the earth & thermal mass, this structure breathes, is, yes, beautiful and a tribute to the brilliance of the architect that landed it here.
Constructed in the early 1970’s, we have been producing a steady flow of windbells since 1976.
Sustainable architecture … sustainable industry … Soleri Ceramics Studio.