Bell Factory Shuvalov

One blogger has visited a wonderful place, which is located in the small town Tutaev
in the north of the Yaroslavl region. This bell factory, which is known to the whole world.

Tutaevsky bells ringing in churches across Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. They are not just tools for creating special sound quality and exceptional purity. Bell is also a means to communicate with God and men. They seem to draw his attention to the events taking place in the church. It is the solemn ringing of bells and the funeral, he may report the good news or just enjoy hearing the music that creates a bell-ringer. But not only. Each bell itself, even a work of art.

No, the bell, of course, "begins" is not so. First, the necessary calculations, you need to calculate on paper, what will be the new bell, then cut patterns that will determine its shape. And only then begin the long process in which the axle (pin) layer upon layer of clay is pushed. And even clay is special - it taken out of a certain career in the Yaroslavl region. But do not ask what: it's a secret Tutaevsky masters.

The owner and soul of the plant is Nikolai Shuvalov. Actually, it is called: Nicholas Bell Factory Shuvalov. And who better than he can talk about the bells and during the manufacturing process ?!

On the blank layer by layer superimposed clay, and its quality is improving gradually: it is becoming thinner and thinner, until finally, on the spindle is not quite "comfortable" bell. But the clay and not copper. And it is still the inner surface of the bell. Then the rod is put on another curve, according to which "cut" the external profile of the future bell. Layer upon layer of clay lies, but of a different quality. And on the next picture can be seen the bell in various stages of readiness.

Here you can see patterns, elated over the clay bell piece. Lek moves around the form, making more than a hundred laps a day.

When the form is ready, it imposed decorations. It is also very hard work: first decoration made out of clay and then cast in special forms, of which there is a new cast - this time in wax. And the earthen bell superimposed wax letters and images. It turns out that something like this:


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