Clay is taken out of the earth in already known places. In the central strip of Russia, this natural fossil material can be found almost everywhere. Clay should be allowed to stay for several months in a large container. It should periodically pour water and cover with film for a relative tightness. Take the soaked clay, spread it on a piece of cloth and dry it. Then break the pieces with a hammer until the loose state of the sand, putting them first in the sacking. Sift clay sand through a sieve. Again, fill with water at a ratio of 1: 2 for one day. Remove the clay and, putting it on a flat surface, dry it to the working state.
Toys made of clay
In order to make a craft, you will need:
- prepared clay;
- sticks, stacks.
Our ancestors in every village knew how to do it.whistle from clay to please the children. Technology is not lost, and fishing is reviving, and today in many stores you can buy demanded clay toys. You can make yourself such a Gorodets whistle.
The principle of production is the same, with the exception of a few nuances:
- thin lines of pattern, characteristic patterns and refinement of processing;
- raw materials - red clay;
- glaze application.
To decorate a clay toy glaze is necessarydouble firing. The first preliminary lasts 1 hour at a temperature of 200 ° C. Next, a layer of glaze is applied to the clay, and the craft is again placed in the oven for several hours. Glaze, this is a glass alloy (expanded clay), which is better to buy in the store. By the way, it is not necessary to apply it to the entire surface. You can dream up and make a glaze drawing on a whistle.
These clay crafts are known all over the world. The whistles are made just like the others, but they are distinguished by merry colors. Traditionally, the burnt clay in the village of Dymkovo was painted with tempera and natural dyes, making them on milk and eggs. Now you can easily replace them with acrylic paints. After the modeling and roasting is finished, pick up a brush and paint the Dymkovo whistle, not forgetting that the main background should be white.