There is certainly something fascinating about bells. They are not just tools for producing high-quality and extraordinary clear sounds. Bell is also a means of fellowship of God and people. Somehow, bells draw His attention to something that’s happening in a church. For toll can be a festive or a mournful thing; it also can inform one of good news or just please your ear with music that the toller makes.
And there is more. Each bell is a work of art itself.
There is one small bell factory located in the north of the Yaroslav region, nearby Tutaevo town, which is probably known all round the world. You can hear the toll of Tutaev bells almost in every church of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
No, of course bells aren’t being born like that. At the beginning there are lots of calculations and lots of paperwork that must be done. After all the routine, casting molds which will make the shape of a bell itself are need to be carved out. And only afterwards a long process goes in by way of which clay will be put on the stem coating after coating. Notably that even the clay used is special one. It is collected in some quarry in the Yaroslav region and then delivered to the plant. Do not ask about quarry location: Tutaev masters prefer not to breathe a word about it.
Owner and a soul of the factory is Nikolai Shuvalov. Who can tell us about bells and their making process more than he?