Workshop Overview

In this hands-on workshop participants will learn and experience the unique earth cast process developed at Cosanti and utilized at both Cosanti and Arcosanti. This process involves using the ground as the formwork to create the Cosanti bells and pottery. Participants will have the opportunity to cast and create their own one-of-a-kind ceramic bell.

Dates: Feb 15 (Cosanti)  |  April 11  |  May 2 (Cosanti)     Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm each day     Cost: $160

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Workshop Details

This class will teach you the silt cast ceramics process, including: preparation of the silt beds, creation of the molds, and pouring the clay slip. You will also learn about drying the clay, processing and coloring the bells, carving principles and knife skills. The actual firing and assembly will be completed at a later date and your work will be shipped to you.

Lodging is available in a shared dorm for $25 per night, or private guestroom for $50 per night. For further information, contact

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About Arcosanti

Your class will be held at Arcosanti, the world’s first prototype Arcology and Urban Laboratory. Arcology is the integration of Architecture and Ecology and you will be taught how these concepts relate to the content of your class. You will experience being at Arcosanti for the duration of your class and have the opportunity to meet residents and learn about the project.

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