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From the potter’s wheel at Tortus Copenhagen

From master potter and designer Eric Landon of Tortus Copenhagen, enjoy this up close look at what it takes to hand-make a ceramic vase: The Motions (2014). And here's Landon's work from the material's point of vi...

From Clay to Mosaics – How zellige (الزليج) mosaics are made

From Moroccan interior design company Habibi Interiors, watch as maâlems (master craftsmen) take their time and skill to create terra cotta tiles known as zellige, zillij, or الزليج, meaning "tiles" in Arabic: From Cl...

Repairing a Meissen Lion + King Augustus the Strong’s Menagerie

Commissioned by King Augustus the Strong (1670-1733), Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, for his Japanese Palace in Dresden, The Meissen Lion was one of hundreds of porcelain mammals and birds planned for creation ...

Flying a quadcopter above Simon Rodia’s Watts Towers

High above Watts, Los Angeles, a quadcopter flies around Watts Towers, filmed by YouTuber PC3DM. Music: Now by Ernie Watts (no relation). For over 30 years, Italian-American construction worker and outsider artist...

Kintsugi & kintsukuroi – The art of pottery mending with gold

The 400+ year old Japanese art of kintsugi (golden repair) or kintsukuroi (golden joinery) is a pottery repair method that honors the artifact's unique history by emphasizing, not hiding, the break. An art form born f...

Made by the Sea – Pottery from beach-harvested clay

Made by the Sea, a film by Alun Callender, features potter Judith Rowe and the work she creates from clay harvested at Bulverhythe Beach in East Sussex. There’s more pottery spinning o...

Picking up NASA’s 2,200 degree thermal tiles with bare hands

Recorded on a Kennedy Space Center tour before the launch of the last Space Shuttle mission (Atlantis), watch tour attendees pick up NASA’s 2,200 degree thermal tiles — specially designed, coated LI-900 c...

Olive Us: pottery lesson at Horseshoe Mountain Pottery

A pottery lesson at Horseshoe Mountain Pottery in Utah, with Ralph, Maude, Olive, Oscar, Betty & June, the six siblings of Olive Us. The film was co-made with Tiger in a Jar. More pottery!

Riding a Space Shuttle Booster with enhanced sound

From the upcoming Special Edition Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle DVD/BluRay a movie from the point of view of the Solid Rocket Booster with sound mixing and enhancement done by the fo...

Riddings Pottery: “Throwing” a bowl on the pottery wheel

"Throwing" a bowl on the pottery wheel from start to finish. Part 2 here.  Riddings Pottery, located in Derbyshire UK, is where John Rivers makes his own clay from a local coal seam, and then...

Solar Cells – Material Marvels with Ainissa Ramirez

Science Evangelist and Former Associate Professor of Materials Science at Yale University, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, explains how sandwiches of silicon (in solar cells) can create energy from sunlight. The sun? Elements...