These Clay Pots at 3D-Printed with the Addition of Sound Wave Details

By: Michael Hemsworth - Feb 10, 2016
References: vimeo & geeky-gadgets
The process of placing a powerful speaker beneath a 3D printer bed during the creation of a clay pot results in some seriously interesting results, as seen here. A method of printing ceramics created by designers Olivier van Herpt and Studio Van Broekhoven, the process sees each creation taking on the physical shape of musical tones.

Design was changed forever with the advent of 3D printing, which provides designers and makers alike the ability to create something in an instant. However, because hands aren't physically used to create the items, a certain robotic characteristic is almost always present. As such, this incorporation of sound waves into the creation of a clay pot helps to add character, depth and a story to each creation.