? The Landscaping crew, under tutelage of manager Ron Chandler, has worked on a project on the east side of the Ceramics Apse. We posted images of some of the early work on March 24. and 26. 2010.

Weldplates that were cast into the lower side of two silt-cast walls are now welded to weld plates that were cast into the retaining wall.


? Here workshop participant Ikue Saitou filled in earth behind the walls.


? The crew built a semi-round wooden support frame and covered the inside with a tough plastic tarp. The plan is to cast a large round planter into which the pomegranate tree [in the background] will be replanted


? The silt has been built up part way.


? In the foreground is a wooden guide that is used to scrape an evenly sloped surface into the silt form for the planter.


? Landscape manager Ron Chandler and his crew member Brian Fritz are completing the shape of the silt form.
We continue this on Friday 5/7/10 with a report of Paolo Soleri carving a design into this silt form.

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