Koshel Olga, art ceramics, the potter.
Olga Coshel has become interested in art of creation of pottery in university. However there she has learnt only main principles of a moulding. Olga got the most part of knowledge on own experience. "At me even in thoughts was not, that these can earn. My purpose was to be engaged in favourite business, - the master speaks. Is not work on which I go every day, it is a way of life". However favourite business costed considerable capital investments. " Clay in itself an inexpensive material, - tells Olga Koshel. - But accompanying expenses are very high. The electricity expense, rent or purchase of a premise of the big area. For roasting the special equipment - the furnace is necessary. And it very expensive, and besides, at us is not made. We with my manager have collected the first furnace - small (in it held from force of 4 mugs). It, by the way, works till now. Then, when I have seriously taken a great interest in business, it was necessary to take the credit in bank. Credit experts long disagreed to give out to me it. All it was postponed, late. I basically understand them - by then, likely, precedent when the national master under development of the business takes the credit for the big sum, was not. Eventually, at own risk to me its distance, and within 2th years without a uniform delay I have returned it ".Б Thanks to the credit Olga had a possibility to get in Germany the professional furnace - second-hand, but well working. After all time of development of such furnaces not less than 20 years. However its transportation from Germany costed керамистке the big nerves. After all this equipment how much powerful, so and fragile. " Very easy brick. The thickness of a wall nearby 10 see Also these of 10 sm 1 000 degrees brake. So fragile, that them it is possible to wound walls with literally nail. So while it have taken to destination is there was a whole history ".В the new furnace of small products it is possible to make in day to 100 pieces, of course, if to work since the morning and till late night. However not all products" survive "in roasting. Small products on volume (vases, candlesticks) stand 50 леев. More difficult - 200 300 леев. These are exclusive. And serial (small panels, glasses, mugs, horseshoes) - from 20 to 30 леев. All depends on complexity of a moulding, drawing, from time which the master has spent for product creation." Interest to products among buyers is, but not always. There is a seasonal splash, - Olga explains system the scheme of action of the market of national crafts. - All depends on model - I never know, whether it will be in demand. There are models to which will not pay attention. And there are those (basically it is small souvenirs) on which exist demand. But besides in the winter they can stay all season. Winter I think in general stagnant time for all handicraftsmen. And comes more foreigners, people who work abroad in the summer and wish to bring something with itself, reminding of Moldova. However, happens, as during a season all costs. Here never you will guess. Besides, there are corporate orders, but they not often happen, especially recently. For any reason people began to save on the corporate gifts ".óßÑú« in the country ceramics professionally the person 20 is engaged. In Юрченах - village where potter's traditions have arisen, annually in September many years the exhibition керамистов is successively spent. Here buyers from all country, by the way, gather. "Among керамистов actually there is no competition because each master works in the style, and we are not crossed", - Olga Koshel speaks. It in 2011 the newspaper will write about it the Kishinev observer.