Liputan6.com, Palembang Clay dolls formed with various animated characters are certainly very adorable. But who would have thought, this cute clay doll could be made from leftover crumbs of bread and flour.
The creation of clay dolls by Nurul Al Ama (24) is quite amazing. This is because the students of the University of Sriwijaya (Unsri), Palembang, South Sumatra (Sumsel), can produce clay dolls from food which other people have never thought of.
Nurul’s love for this tiny clay doll began in 2008. Because she often collects clay dolls with various characters, Nurul is finally moved to make her own clay dolls.
“At first it was just fun. At home there are also lots of used unused bread and flour left over. So I just tried mixing everything and learning to make the dough, it worked, “he told Liputan6.com, Sunday (1/29/2017).
The material used by Nurul is quite simple, namely the remnants of bread crumbs, used flour, wood glue, and textile dyes and food coloring.
To make one character clay doll, Nurul only takes 1-2 hours. However, the drying process takes two days.
Although using food ingredients, the clay dolls are guaranteed to be durable and not moldy. Because the varnish paint is used to preserve the doll.
The production of clay dolls has been marketed since 2013 and is quite popular. “I often go to bakeries or markets, to collect clay dolls. If you can’t, then buy new bread and flour, “he said.
From the very minimal capital, Nurul can pocket a turnover of up to IDR 10 million per month. Promotions carried out through social media (social media) Instagram on the @owklay account are quite effective.
Young people love this clay doll a lot. Moreover, they can order various types of animated characters. Many also order for souvenirs of certain weddings and events.
The business he built turned out to be a long process. To be able to form the character of clay dolls, Nurul spent up to years. Although there are now several employees who help, to form a certain character, Nurul intervenes.
He also now has difficulty adding employees to help him produce large quantities of clay dolls. Because not many can form clay doll characters like the original shape.
The price sold for a unit of clay dolls created by him is quite affordable. Nurul sets prices starting from Rp. 3,000 to Rp. 20,000 per unit. Every month, Nurul can sell 50-100 clay dolls. In fact, this tiny clay doll is often used as souvenirs to foreign countries.