Egg Clay Flute
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Egg Clay Flute

Artist: Doris Trojcak
Price: $48.00
Items In Stock: 1

Love of biology, art, craft and acoustics are all exhibited in this mysterious clay flute, a hollow hand-built clay sculpture formed here as something hatching, neither a duck-billed platypus nor a turtle... some avian, we suspect. Approximate dimensions 1.75x1.75x3 inches.

How does it work? Air is blown through the narrow slit of the windway to strike the beveled edge of the "reed" hole, producing sound, then vibrates throughout the inside of the flute. Covering holes lowers the pitch; uncovering them raises it. Because enlarging a hole raises its pitch, each hole must start small and be enlarged until the desired pitch is achieved; each of the seven holes must be cut and tuned one at a time. Fingering chart is included.

Low-fire redware clay with lead-free glazes.

Made in America, in St. Louis, Missouri.