Works of the famous domestic sculptor N. Liberikh, the best of which "The peasant on a horse", remarkable on expressiveness of a silhouette, accuracy of strict plasticity and naturalness of movements are stored in a collection of Kaslinsky molding of the museum.
Art processing of metals is known since an extreme antiquity. The person, having met and the way gold, it was fascinated by its beauty, it is struck with ability in any conditions to keep solar color and gloss, it is easy to give in to processing; having used these qualities of metal in combination with harmony of lines and forms, the person created one of inimitable types of amateur and folk arts.
Art of art processing of metals took place a long way of development and, relying on traditions and knowledge of great masters, continues to razhvivatsya in conditions. Are created by masters of art processing of metals the set of the works which entered a spiritual treasury of mankind, its culture is created. The outlook of this or that era, understanding by people of beauty is also brightly expressed in these works most strongly.
In the beginning for art processing of people used only gold, then gradually began to apply silver and other metals and alloys. The products created by masters are urged to serve not only jewelry and household items; they are capable to bear in themselves the educational beginning: to satisfy esthetic needs of the person, to form his art taste culture, to awaken interest in creativity.
Bronze – an alloy on the basis of copper which main components are tin, zinc, nickel, lead, phosphorus and manganese. Bronze is widely applied in art molding, production of souvenirs, anniversary badges and medals.
Process of electroplated coating – represents sedimentation of one metal on another in the environment of electrolyte. The purpose of such coverings – to give to products a certain decorative look, to raise their mechanical characteristics.
Gradually at plant the whole dynasties of hereditary kaslinets - founders, formers, chasers who by the beginning of the XIX century could practically reproduce any, most freakish form in cast iron were created.
Kaslinsky molding is a peculiar difficult synthesis of professional art and national creativity, art industrial and unique. - creation of the professional sculptor - formers and chasers transfer bronze model to cast iron, finish, achieving high art perfection, keeping all features of plastic language and creative identity of the author. These kaslinsky, generally national masters, as a matter of fact the real coauthors of the professional sculptor, managed to bring an iron casting to high art perfection, enriching technological processes with new finds, bringing in them virtuosity and inspiration.
Nizhni Tagil which celebrated the 275 anniversary from the date of the basis is the homeland of trade of varnishing and a list of metal trays, little tables, caskets, jugs. In many respects the new generation of masters successfully tries to restore the lost traditions of the old Ural handymen recovering metal the list.
Long since engraving was considered as one of widespread methods of decorative processing of metals. The essence of process consists in cutting on preparation of certain drawings. Ornaments, images. Cutting is made the special tool – shtikhelyam.
Charm of art of Zhostov — in sincerity and a spontaneity of the contents, expressiveness of artistic touches. For zhostovsky masters ability to find a successful color scheme and exact means of decorative language for display of the nature, successfully to combine separate details of painting with each other and a tray list with its form is characteristic.
Silver – metal excellent – white color with very high reflective ability (95%), viscous, malleable, plastic; it is well polished, cut. It is twisted, rolled in sheets by thickness to 0,00025mm and it is extended in the thinnest wire. Silver is steady on air and in the damp environment.