Soleri started his ceramic crafts in early 1950’s when he had opportunities to work in Vietri, Italy. He has been supporting his projects including Arcosanti primarily with the proceeds from his crafts. The cones seen through a small window tell the changing condition of the infernal environment in the kiln. When the desired temperature is achieved after about 24 hours, the kiln is turned off.

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After a proper cooling down period for about another 24 hours, Ed Werman, Ceramics Studio manager, is ready to unload the fired products.

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Ceramics Apse in sunny winter afternoon provides a warm working environment for artisans.

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