The bells are then cleaned off of any remaining sand, and sanded down, extra bronze [flash] pieces are ground away.[photos and text by Soleri archive intern Julia Dorn-Giarmoleo]
The bells remain in the vat for less than an hour, and then are rinsed off and placed in a humidified tub overnight. This process ages gives the green patina that has become emblematic of Soleri windbells.
More about the bronze bell making at Arcosanti on 8/23/2013.