Johann Friedrich Böttger was a teenage street magician who was unlucky enough to be taken seriously by a very important man. That man locked Johann up for years — during which the kid made a discovery that shifted the balance of power between not just nations, but continents.
It seems that Danish artist Maria Rubinke makes classic porcelain in the greatest European tradition—until you see the gore details and blood over them. They would be perfect for your grandmother—if she were a vampire, a werewolf, or a psychopath.
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.
If I had to pick a hammer or a tiny piece of porcelain to shatter a car window, I'd probably think nothing of it and grab the mallet. NatGeo proves me wrong. A little itty bitty piece of porcelain chipped off a spark plug does much more damage to a car window and is so much more easy to use too. Just chuck it at the…
Some consider art to be the breathing of new life into ordinary materials. Sculptor Laurent Craste would beg to differ, turning each of these works into scenes of violent ceramic murder. The following is not for faint-of-heart urn lovers.
The Tate Modern has housed some strange art—huge curving slides, a massive artificial sun, and a giant spider, to name a few. But its new installation is the strangest yet: a mind-boggling carpet of 100 million sunflower seeds.
This 2.0 speaker set (the toaster-looking piece is a volume control, not a subwoofer) may not be the most powerful set at 10W per channel, but they promise excellent conduction (and style) due to the unusual construction of ceramic-wrapped cork.