Drotárstvo, wire craft and art (جاري عملية الترجمة)

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Drotárstvo, wire craft and art refers to the technique of manufacturing using wire. In the 18th century, wire craftsmen discovered the interesting properties of wire and developed a simple technique based on manual bending, binding and interlacing metal fibers without welding or soldering, a technique still used to this day. Initially, wire art and craft was a complementary task performed by labourers to repair ceramics and cookware and produce and sell simple wire tools. In the 19th century, the practice became an autonomous craft, and since the 20th century, wire craftspeople have used wire to produce tools for daily use and art objects. As in the past, they react flexibly to the demands of the local market and enrich the traditional collection with new goods or art objects. The current range of materials also includes new types of wire used in unusual combinations with other previously unknown materials. Currently, the bearers and practitioners work mainly at the artistic level, selling their art products at various fairs, festivals, etc. Some practitioners come from families with a multi-generational tradition of transmitting these related skills, and there are also voluntary craft associations and clubs. The current practice develops old traditions and techniques to create new, beautiful forms, demonstrating its continued viability and respect for the old wire craftsmen.
Wire craftsman Jozef Zoller from Leopoldov making the base for wire bowl
Juraj Šerík from Čadca, who is fourth generation of wire craftsman in his family making a bowl
Wire craftsman working tools
Wire craftsman Miroslav Kalman from Petrovice making a wire bowl
Wire craftsman Jozef Hozák with his son Robert from Čadca. Robert is fourth generation of wire craftsman in his family
Dagmar Juríková selling her products during craft market
Members of the wire craft club 'Džarek' during their regular meeting in the Centre for Folk Art Production in Bratislava
Wire craftsman Štefan Smržík from Námestovo teaching his grandson Matej how to work with wire
Wire craftsman Ladislav Fapšo from Veľké Rovné making a moustrap
Wire craftsmen from wire craft club 'Džarek' during their regular meeting in the Centre for Folk Art Production in Bratislava
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