The basic design of the clay water
whistle has a long and ancient history that can be traced bank to
the drinking vessels and ceremonial whistles used in Central and
South America Europe, the Middle East and ancient China.
People have always found the
sounds of instruments to be so vivid that, through centuries, they
continue to bring delight and amusement to the user.
Like their ancient counterparts,
these terra cotta Water Warblers produce an amazing sound that
mimics the warbling, chirping and twittering of a bird.
Start by filling the bird with
water and gently blow into in.
Empty small amounts of water until
blowing produces the sweet and realistic sound of a bird
Alter the sound by tilting the
bird forward and back to create a range of warbling and chirping
This range of sounds is created
when air is blown into the stem, agitating the water to produce a
gurgling sound which in turn, combines with the whistle to imitate
the chirping of a bird.
You can experiment with different
water levels, tilt angles and breathe forces to create a range of