Russian Crafts.Zhostovo’s painting.
From 1825 year.
Craft was born in the village "Zhostovo".
Hammered trays of Zhostovo are hand-forged by farriers old artisanal traditions: the shape and size of the tray depends on the variation of the creative farrier. Hand shears cut out bracket of 3-5 cards metal, then using a hammer and anvil shape stands out, it is drawn. Edge rolled tray with laying into him for the strength of the wire, and then the edge is aligned on the anvil with a hammer.
Form wrought tray creates hand-forged by ancient artisanal tradition.
After that - the annealing, degreasing, priming, application of black enamel in two or three layers with intermediate drying of each layer, each layer of enamel trimming manually with sandpaper.
Zhostovo masters write oil artistic paints, dilute with linseed oil and turpentine. Used squirrel brush. Zhostovo painting is done in two stages.
The sense of pattern on forged tray - exceptional, executed by the artist in a single copy.
On-board trays are decorated with light, openwork floral ornaments.
At the end, on the ready product applied with painting two or three layers of lacquer with intermediate drying of each layer in an oven at specific temperature for two hours, and tassel of each layer before applying the lacquer.