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Ever since "Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time" came out, everyone associates ocarinas with Zelda and there fore, anyone interested in ocarinas is cons...
Well, obviously you need clay to make a clay ocarina. It is possible to make it out of wood but that will come some other time when i have the time, m...
I made a simple, carrot shaped mold and with this, you just wrap the clay around and seal it up. The mold can be made by taking a large chunk of clay ...
Take a hunk of that Clay and flatten it out about and inch longer than your "Carrot" mold. It must be at least 1cm thick too. You have to make it wide...
While the main chamber of the ocarina is firming up around the mold, We are going to make the mouthpiece. Roll out a piece of clay how ever long you w...
Cut the mold in half lengthwise and pull the mold out of the ocarina body.
Look closely and notice the grooves put in the edge of the body halves. These help to grip the wet "slip" clay and make a proper seal.
Slip is a muddy clay mixture. To make it, just put a bunch of small clay pieces in a bowl and fill it up with water just over the clay. Let it sit for...
Place the mouth piece up to the bottom of the ocarina. Trace around the bottom and about 1/3 a ways up the ocarina. This is the outline for the voicin...
Put the popsicle stick into the mouthpiece and put the mouthpiece into the hole with the popsicle stick in it. push the popsicle stick into the clay i...
There is a chart on making the holes at green vurdigo Green vurdigo has instructions on making ocarinas without a mold if you don't have a mold.
After it is dried out (may take a few days depending on the size of it...) you can sand it with a low grit sanding pad and then if you really want to ...
After your done your optional burnishing, you can engrave it with something, keep it on a shelf as is, get it fired, glaze it and then get it fired, J...
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Posted:Jan 3, 2008
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