November 2022 Newsletter

November 2022 Newsletter

✨ News from Cosanti Originals

November 15, 2022 | Volume 33

Artisan Spotlight: Corey Rosen

Meet Corey Rosen, Special Project Artisan Behind The Scenes

Many of you may have seen Corey running around in the background of the Cosanti foundry, but did you wonder what he was working on?


Corey Rosen is a Cosanti Originals Special Projects artisan. He was born and raised in Arizona and has been here most of his life except for a few years back east for college. Before he started working here, Corey had no knowledge of Cosanti and only cursory knowledge of Arcosanti—it simply looked like an interesting place to be, and he came here on a whim. This was in 2007, and his assessment was correct: it is indeed an interesting place to work.


Corey has many roles and wears many hats at Cosanti, but he says working on special projects is one of the most rewarding parts of the job. Before arriving at Cosanti, he has no interest in and knowledge of the bronze craft. This does not mean he was void of creativity—it just wasn't his first instinct. He had gone to college for economics, a seemingly unlikely background given some of the projects he has created.

He explained that as we go through life, we're always responding emotionally to the world around us and assigning words to describe those emotions. "The language we use to express our feelings is crude at best: it can't even begin to capture everything we're feeling inside. But the best art—in any medium or genre—can elicit emotional responses outside of linguistics: art can make us feel something beyond what words can describe," says Corey. That's why Corey loves working on projects like this one at Cosanti: it allows him to explore these other dimensions of the human experience with people who are just as passionate about art as he is.

Cosanti is a space where anyone visiting for the first time will be inspired. Guaranteed. One of the best things about working here is seeing this effect on people—Corey recently had a friend visit from out of town and brought him to see the place. While it is easy to be still inspired every day he goes to work, he had forgotten how a first-time visitor feels when gazing at the earth-cast structures and the monument to the human potential they represent. After giving him a brief tour, his friend was rendered somewhat speechless; it's remarkable to be part of a project that traffics inspiration!

News + Updates

Designing With Cosanti Originals: Katie Reifman of The Velvet Cholla


Katie Reifman, Founder, Creative Director, and Interior Designer at The Velvet Cholla, talks about designing with Cosanti Originals as they are made of natural materials that will hold up over time.


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Phoenix Home + Garden Home Tour


Last Saturday, November 12th, Cosanti Originals participated in the Phoenix Home & Garden 2022 Home Tour. The tour supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central & Northern Arizona, so we were thrilled to be able to take part in it.

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Ballet Arizona's "The Nutcracker" Mice Around Town


Something special is happening tomorrow, 11/16, at Cosanti related to our recent visit from Ballet Arizona's "The Nutcracker" Mice! Keep an eye out for the announcement on Ballet Arizona's social at 10am!


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Annual Bronze Bell Sale Giveaway Winner, Kelsey Purdy!


Congratulations to our Annual Bronze Bell Sale Giveaway Winner, Kelsey Purdy! We want to thank everyone who came to our annual sale and those who entered the giveaway. We had a great time seeing everyone's smiling faces and hearing about how much you love the bells.

Crafting world-famous bronze and ceramic windbells and artisan decor in support

of The Cosanti Foundation and other worthy causes since 1955.

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