I recently toured Arcosanti, a futuristic-looking experimental community north of Phoenix Arizona, designed by Paolo Soleri and gradually, ever so slowly, being constructed by residents, currently numbering approximately 100.
Community artisans generate income that help fund ongoing operations and construction by creating and selling sand-cast bronze wind bells.
Patterns drawn in sand before the metal pour allow each chime sculpture to be unique.
Ceramic chimes are also created here. This is another material amenable to creating one-of-a-kind artifacts.