Ceramic Sound Concept

It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog. It’s fair to say that having reached about halfway through semester 2 the work load is starting to snowball. We just finished our 100 ideas and have chosen the ones we’d like to develop. I like to think that I have it under control but we’ll see how long that lasts for.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve been doing over the past couple of weeks.

The above video is me trying my hand at pottery… just to get a feel for it. Don’t laugh, I’m a beginner and James thought it would be funny to film me when I started to lose control! After we got the hang of it, we tried simulating what it would be like if a machine was manipulating the clay using various tools as demonstrated by Lynsey, below:

So the idea behind this concept is that a device such as a laptop would process sound into electric signals to be sent to an automated potters wheel. The end result would (hopefully) be a unique ceramic sculpture representing the sound that made it. It’s ambitious in the time we have but we’ll give it a try!

So that’s pretty much where we’re at with this project. I’ll leave you with one more thing. It’s a short video we made to demonstrate our concept. Of course its nowhere near a finished product, it’s more like a sketch prototype at the moment.

Enjoy!

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