July 6 2002 Workers Anna Raup and Gaby Cryon at t

July 6 2002 Workers Anna Raup and Gaby Cryon at t

first_imgJuly 6, 2002 Workers Anna Raup andGaby Cryon at the Arcosantifoundry. At Arcosanti the traditional bronze casting process isenhanced by design techniques developed byPaolo Soleri. The process starts by packing an aluminum bellpattern in sand. The pattern is removed and a bell impression is left,after which an original design is carved into the impression. [Photo &Text: MS] The process ismentally and physically demanding, as the bronze heated to 2400 degreesbefore being poured into the mold. [Photo & Text: MS] When the metal coolsthe bell is removed, cleaned and dipped in an acid bath to produce anoxidized patina. Each Cosanti Origonal bell isunique, even the tonality of a bell is highly variable, as the shapedetermines the type of tone. [Photo & Text: MS] Anna and Gaby after the pour. This was only Gaby’s second pour but it was agreat success! [Photo & Text: MS]last_img

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