On Thursday, May 20, 2010, Paolo Soleri visited the bronze bell foundry and the crew assembled a selection of bells for critique.
Paolo stressed that he was not there to impose his views or discipline but did offer some helpful comments.
He discussed the history of the wind-bell operation and basic design, and then examined each bell.
“Too many curlicues.”
“I have sympathy for that design.”
“A little baroque.”
The occasion called for a group portrait of the foundry crew with Paolo.
[standing from left] Lindsey Marsh, Andy Chao (the foundry manager), Cliff Hersted, Cabiria Dourte and Peter Lindgren.
[seated] Paolo Soleri and [kneeling] Andrew Chisholm.