1-Day Bell-Making Workshop

Sale price Price $195.00 Regular price

In this hands-on workshop at Arcosanti, you will learn the unique silt-cast bell-making process developed by The Cosanti Foundation and used every day by the artisans of Cosanti Originals to make our world-famous ceramic windbells. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to cast and carve your own one-of-a-kind ceramic bell. This process involves using clay and dirt to create your bell, so come prepared to get your hands dirty!

Participants will learn our silt-cast ceramics process, including:

  • preparation of the silt beds
  • creation of the molds
  • pouring the clay slip
  • drying the clay
  • processing and coloring the bells
  • bell carving

The actual firing and assembly will be completed by our ceramics staff, and your work will be shipped directly to you.

Class time: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm with a 1-hour break for lunch (vegan/gluten-free lunch included in workshop price)

Workshop Cost: $195 per person (includes lunch from the Arcosanti Café)

Maximum Number of Participants per Workshop: 8

For further information, or to be added to a waitlist for a sold-out workshop, email workshop@arcosanti.org.

Please be advised that face masks may be required when visiting Arcosanti. We're happy to provide one-time-use paper masks to those visitors without their own mask.

Participants must be 18+ to attend, or 16+ if attending with a paying legal guardian.