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Newsletter

May 2024 Newsletter

May 6th, 2024 | Volume 43 Newsletter from Cosanti Originals⎯Celebrate Mother's Day with Cosanti! Shop hand-crafted jewelry, bronze Cause Bells, or dive into a new experience at the Clay Pit Firing Workshop! Plus, a peek into the new Cat-Cast skylights at Cosanti and a special tile project for the camp cubes at Arcosanti!

March 2024 Newsletter

March 28, 2024 | Volume 42 Newsletter from Cosanti Originals⎯Experience Tile-Making at Cosanti, Workshops at Arcosanti, ADA Improvement Projects In The Works at Cosanti.

February 2024 Newsletter

February 12, 2024 | Volume 41 Newsletter from Cosanti Originals⎯Looking into 2024 at Cosanti Originals⎯Our Shopping Guide for Valentine's Day Favorites, Including Limited Edition Earrings and Heart-Warming Cause Bells⎯and Meet The Newly-Appointed Outreach Ambassador at Cosanti, Dakota Peterson

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Artisan Spotlight

Valley Local Turned Cosanti Foundry Artisan: Landry Low

In this conversation with Foundry Artisan Landry Low, she shares her journey growing up in the Valley, moving to New York City, and returning to the desert where she's found herself at home, making bells in the foundry at Cosanti.

First Bronze Pouring With Richard Sanchez: An Artist Explores Collaboration in an Experimental Space

Richard Sanchez has had his first pour as part of his artisan experience at Arcosanti Cosanti Originals Foundry Artisans. He encourages others to visit Arcosanti and imagine a life with other artists and creative people.

The Beauty In Art And Metalwork: Molly Almeida, Arcosanti Foundry

Molly is one our talented artisan who works in our Arcosanti foundry specializing in bronze tiles. We chatted with her to learn a little more about what it's like to work with her team and her artwork.

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Highlights

Ceramics Spotlight: Custom Tiles For Camp At Arcosanti

We're excited to share a sneak peek into a special project that the Cosanti Ceramics team has been working on this spring. These custom number tile plates will identify and adorn the concrete cubes that serve as rustic housing down by the Agua Fria River at our sister site, Arcosanti, in Mayer, Arizona.

Cosanti's "Cat-Cast" Skylights Get An Upgrade

Cosanti's "Cat-Cast" building, built in 1965, has gotten an upgrade! While these skylights are not part of the public walking path, visitors on the guided tour will notice the colorful, custom-cut plexiglass panes that have been newly-installed as part of our ongoing effort to maintain, preserve, and improve upon these awe-inspiring spaces at Cosanti.

Dakota Peterson Appointed as Cosanti's First Outreach and Development Ambassador

On January 8th, Cosanti's Dakota Petersen stepped into the role of Outreach and Development Ambassador, with the goal of increasing both the quantity and variety of public events which utilize our unique architectural spaces.

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Stories

Support Foundry Artisan Travis Mielke's Recovery

Join us in support of Travis Mielke, a beloved member of the Paradise Valley Foundry team, who was paralyzed in a car accident on January 21st, 2024. Learn more about our project to upgrade our foundry and site to create a more accessible Cosanti for staff and visitors alike. 

Annie’s Journey to Ringing the Chemo Bell

Annie Halls was three years old and diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Now, Annie received the best news that her scans were clear and could ring the chemo bell! There could not be a sweeter sound than hearing that bell ring loud and clear!

Jerry + Laura's Bell Collection

Meet Jerry and Laura, long-time collectors of Cosanti Originals and owners of AZ Modern in Tucson, Arizona. 

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