Silk Screened Circuits on Ceramic Ware

Silkscreen circuits on porcelain

This concept from designers Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow is called "+/- hot plate." The plates are silkscreened with conductive inks to create circuit traces, in this case simple resistive heating elements arranged in artful patterns. If the traces will hold up to soldering... Read more »

Kintsugi and the Art of Beautiful Repair

Broken ceramic bowl repaired with Kintsugi technique.

Often, we try to repair broken things in such a way as to conceal the repair and make it "good as new." But the alternative "better than new" aesthetic—that a conspicuous, artful repair actually adds value—has obvious symbolic appeal for the DIY community. Here's an authoritative definition of kintsugi from... Read more »

Glowback: Arduino-Powered Clay Sculpture


Ben Hollis and Eva Funderburgh chose an unusual material to house their Arduino in: clay. Glowback, the little creature they've created, has nodules on its back made of transluscent porcelain. The porcelain gives off a soft glow in staggered rhythms provided by the super bright LEDs underneath the nodules. Read more »