Cosanti Originals artisans make customized pieces

Posted 3/5/21

Cosanti Originals, known for its handcrafted windbells, offers the gallery’s artisans an opportunity to create custom commissions for clients.

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Cosanti Originals artisans make customized pieces

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Cosanti Originals, known for its handcrafted windbells, offers the gallery’s artisans an opportunity to create custom commissions for clients.

With nearly 20 combined years at Cosanti, 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley, bronze artisans, Jeff Hildebrandt and Chris Hardy customized a sculptural bell mobile to serve as a focal point of a client’s Paradise Valley residence.

“We were excited to get started,” said Mr. Hildebrandt in a prepared statement. “The creative concepting went so smoothly and the project seemed fairly straightforward from an artisan point of view.”

The duo created a concept featuring three cause bells -- part sculpture, part suspended mobile and part windbell -- and getting a scope of the integral piece, which was the anchor chain for the longtime Cosanti bell collector.

Large sculptural bell mobiles while challenging to create make impactful artistic statements, the release said, detailing how the artisans crafted the custom sculptural bell mobile around the anchor chain. 

Determining and overcoming the engineering challenges the piece would require to hang from the client’s home and to balance properly, they carved the sculpture in styrofoam, which was cast into bronze.

For more information, call 480-948-6145.

See: cosanti.com.

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