Cosanti Foundation staff Roger Tomalty is in France to teach a Silt Casting workshop at the Graphics Design Department of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse.

The students are working on a small model of the panels for the Vaults at Arcosanti.

[photos by Aimee Madsen, filmmaker of “Paolo Soleri BEYOND FORM”. The film will be shown as part of the silt workshop]

The silt has to be cleaned and sifted.

Paints for the silt.

This workshop was organized by alumnus artist Aurelien Froment, here with Raffael and Stephen, two of the teachers of the Graphics Design Department at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

The students are using plaster instead of cement and Filasse from the Agave plant to add more strength to the final piece.

Here is the final piece.

Congratulations, this came out very well!

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