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Watch an Artist Sculpt Wonderfully Wacky Sculptures

Meet Wilfrid Wood. He’s an artist who specializes in sculpting heads and figures that are never boring because they go far beyond the safe and traditional look many of us are used to seeing. Wood’s sculptures are often wacky, definitely fun, and always wildly expressive, like he’s managed to capture a person’s very…

This Short Stop-Motion Clay Animation Is Fantastically Fluid

I’ve always thought that one of the appeals of stop-motion claymation was the imperfections in the animation, how things never quite moved as fluidly as real life. After watching this short from Guldies, I now realize that it’s because no one is a master of stop-motion claymation like he is. The animation is really…

Here's Some Clay Smashed, Burned and Dipped in Liquid Nitrogen

Pretty much any lab-based destruction of colorful clay you could ask for is covered in this video. Freezing, exploding, melting and crushing? Check. Fiery balls of molten metal and application of blow torch? Check. Combinations of the aforementioned methods? Double Check.

Seeing How a Sumo Ring Gets Built Is Truly Fascinating

Sumo is a sport that is steeped in tradition so it shouldn’t be a surprise that making the Dohyo, or sumo wrestling ring, is a painstaking process that requires so many different tools and so many different people and so many different methods. I can’t count how many steps there are in the process of shaping clay and…

A Unique View of a Potter's Wheel Shaping Clay

The footage is dizzying as hell but it’s also really enjoyable because you get to see pottery from a perspective that’s typically unseen, from the point of view of the potter’s wheel. The world is spinning into chaos but the clay is dead center and in focus and you can see it being shaped and transformed into a…

Watching clay transform itself in this stop-motion animation is dazzling

Here’s a totally enthralling stop-motion animation that completely mesmerized me but also made me feel a little weird, to be honest. Spotted by Colossal, it’s a whole table of clay morphing and transforming into all different kinds of shapes and the longer you watch, the more you see things that might not actually be…

Making a clay bottle from dirt you find on the ground is messy fun

In continuing his really awesome hand made series, Andy George of How to Make Everything learns how clay pots and bottles are made from the very beginning (dirt!) to the beautiful end (ceramics). In between, you see him show us every step of the process like digging up the dirt, filtering out the crap in the dirt,…

Watching a claymation head get deconstructed is oddly fascinating

It is somehow humanizing and terrifying to watch this claymation head get deconstructed in stop-motion. I think I shrieked and thought the face was coming alive multiple times and then shrieked again but no matter how gross it got, I could never look away.

Get Lost Inside This Seriously Hypnotic Spinning Clay Art Get Lost Inside This Seriously Hypnotic Spinning Clay Art

I cannot stop watching intricate patterns emerge like magic from the hands of Russian potter Mikhail Sadovnikov. How does he draw such incredible things over and over again from just a little bit of clay and a potter's wheel? Watch the whole mesmerizing 15 minutes. You can also check out more of Sadovnikov's work. […

This webcomic captures the day-to-day horrors of living with depression This webcomic captures the day-to-day horrors of living with depression

Depression can be a difficult illness to understand if you've never experienced it, and depressive episodes can be incredibly isolating experiences. But the webcomic Depression Comix offers a peek into the depressed mind while helping a lot of depressed folks feel less alone.

Did life on Earth emerge from clay? Did life on Earth emerge from clay?

There's a longstanding theory that life first emerged in pools of water. But if scientists from Cornell are correct, it may have first taken root inside of clay.

Yes! A Real Play-Doh 3D Printer Sounds Like the Best Fun Factory Ever Yes! A Real Play-Doh 3D Printer Sounds Like the Best Fun Factory Ever

3D-printing useful widgets and dohickeys is great and all, but sometimes you just want to mess around. And what could be better for that than good, old-fashioned Play-Doh? What was once a ThinkGeek April Fool's prank is now a reality from another company altogether: Meet the 3D PlayDoh printer.

Clay- and Water-Based Hydrogels: Possible Alternative to Plastic Clay- and Water-Based Hydrogels: Possible Alternative to Plastic

Plastic polymers are efficient, cheap and easy to make—but not very environmentally friendly. Hydrogels had previously not been really considered a viable alternative, because they're, well, gels. But by attaching them to clay, that's all changed.

NASA's Puffin Is a Stealthy, Personal Tilt-Rotor Aircraft NASA's Puffin Is a Stealthy, Personal Tilt-Rotor Aircraft

What's cooler than a hover-capable, electric-powered, super-quiet personal VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft? If you answered "absolutely nothing," do read on, because NASA is preparing to oblige you.

iPhone, Box and Dock Made From Clay iPhone, Box and Dock Made From Clay

Adding to the iPhone made out of various materials club, we submit this clay iPhone. Doesn't quite look as good as the other one we saw, but there's even a dock and a box in there too. [Flickr via BoingBoing]

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