Watching this guy making lids for pots is so satisfying I get goosebumps

Casey thinks watching people making pots is soothing. It is true. I also think it is extremely satisfying. Watch master Hsin-Chuen Lin creating two different kind of lids for the same jar and you will see what I mean. It's such a pleasure I get goosebumps. At last, I understand Demi Moore. » 10/05/14 11:40pm 10/05/14 11:40pm

Watching ceramics masters do their work is incredibly soothing

I wish there wasn't any music to this video. I wish it would just be the sounds of the pottery wheel spinning, the hands shaping the clay and the quiet focus of the ceramics masters resonating. But even with the music, watching masters of their craft actually perform their craft is an incredible sight to see. » 7/16/14 12:03am 7/16/14 12:03am

These drawings are actually porcelain sculptures

Art that's unexpected always tickles me. Like these pieces from Katharine Morling. They look like black and white drawings from a comic book but they're actually ceramic sculptures made from clay and porcelain. Yep, these things aren't just sketches or made from paper, they're cheeky fun sculptures. » 5/08/14 12:06am 5/08/14 12:06am

These Sleek Salt and Pepper Shakers Have Only One Opening

Moloko's Vortex Salt and Pepper Shakers are beautifully minimalist—so minimalist, they have no plug and only one opening. To fill them, salt or pepper is poured into the top funnel, where it flows down into the inner chamber. Later, when you want to dispense some seasoning onto your food, turning the shaker upside… » 4/24/12 7:20pm 4/24/12 7:20pm

Self-Stirring Cup of Tea Puts My Left Hand Out of a Job

In GizmodoWorld, no one loves a cuppa quite like I do—although the amount of times I go to the kettle each day is giving me RSI. Anyways, two French guys have designed a cup of tea that stirs itself. Simple in its design, all you need do for it to work is channel your inner Cognac-drinker, swilling the liquid around… » 4/17/08 4:42am 4/17/08 4:42am

Talking Floor Helps Your Diet, Calls You Lazy Fatso

Diet Floor is a "smart" talking ceramic floor that will talk to you whenever you spend too much time on top of it at the wrong times. In other words: you go to the kitchen in between meals, stop in front of the the refrigerator to see what you can nib on and it will shout something like "Watch out for those extra… » 2/06/08 11:45am 2/06/08 11:45am

Ceramic TV is more High Art than High Definition

This is Chinese artist Ma Jun's telly, which I've been test-driving at Gizmodo Towers. There was a remote, but it got smashed after my man and I had fisticuffs about what we were going to watch last night (he wanted The Bridges of Madison County, I wanted Seed of Chucky.) and he threw a wobbly and stormed out of the… » 6/20/07 4:03am 6/20/07 4:03am

EEStor Ceramic Battery: Internal Combustion Replacement?

Seasoned scientists at EEStore say they've created a battery made of glass- and aluminum-coated ceramics that could allow electric motors to completely replace the internal combustion engine. The inventors, erstwhile Xerox PARC and IBMmers, boast about the car's efficiency, saying it'll be so cheap it'll be as if gas… » 9/22/06 1:09pm 9/22/06 1:09pm