Arcosanti’s Two Clay Pit-Firing Weekend Workshops Begin Saturday

Arcosanti is pleased to announce two clay pit-firing weekend workshops this spring. The first workshop will take place Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21. The second runs from Saturday, May 18 to Sunday, May 19. Each two-day workshop allows participants to learn an ancient form of firing pottery that uses natural materials and requires no gas or electricity.

Timeline is as follows for both workshops:

Day One: Saturday –

  • 10 a.m. Decorate vessels and learn about burnishing
  • Noon Lunch in the Café
  • 2 p.m. Load and fire earth pit
  • 6 p.m. Potluck community dinner
  • 7 p.m. Presentation on land stewardship and indigenous pit-firing

Day Two: Sunday ‑ 

  • 9 a.m. Nature hike along the Agua Fria
  • 11 a.m. Brunch in the Café
  • 2 p.m. Unload earth pit-firing, discussion on ways to finish

Course will be led by Shanta Ambady. Cost is $325 (lunch and brunch included).

Camping is $15 and can be reserved by emailing Guests can reserve a room at Arcosanti via

For complete details (including important information on what to bring) and registration,

Saturday, April 20-Sunday, April 21 and Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19

Schedule is as noted above

13555 S. Cross L Rd., Mayer 86333

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