What starts out as a nondescript blob of clay provides the foundation for an impressively detailed recreation of Chewbacca’s head as artist Steven Richter creates a mold, then painstakingly places and trims hair to replicate the wookiee’s distinctive good looks.
While the majority of 3D printers melt plastic filament, this unique printer uses modeling clay as its medium, resulting in ceramic creations which would be difficult to sculpt by hand. If you already have an FDM 3D printer, you can purchase the extruder only for $399.
We can’t believe it’s not butter! Unlike the guys at your state fair, chef Devwrat Anand Jategaonkar and his team used margarine as their clay. Their record-breaking sculpture of the Trimurti of Elephanta weighed over 3300 lb and measured more than 8 feet wide by 6 feet high.
This has got to be one of the most awesome moving sculptures we’ve seen. It uses thousands of aluminum pistons to replicate a moving car and other images at the Hyundai Motorstudio in Goyang, Korea. The installation was designed by Easywith for Atelier Brückner.
John Edmark has created a variety of static and kinetic objects, many of which share a common thread – spirals, which he uses because of their potential to go both infinitely small and infinitely large – a reflection of the endless nature of the universe. More here and here.
Sculptor and makeup artist Akihito Ikeda is the man behind this incredible Elite Creature collectible – a half-scale (26″ tall) replica of his terrifyingly-awesome flaming skull he created back in 2015. Limited to 500 pieces, pre-orders start at Monsterpalooza 2017, 4/7-4/9/17.
Aluminum and brass desktop sculptures which celebrate landmarks around the globe. Creator Konstantin Kolesov says they’re meant as a modern take on travel souvenirs, but we think they’re cool even if you’ve never visited the locations. Each comes with a wood base.
“I think in a way that destroying things is a creative process…” Alan Williams explains how his childhood knack for breaking and re-configuring toys inspired his design aesthetic. His current works are intricate animals with bio-mechanical bodies. A film by Ben Cox.
Polymer clay artist Stephanie K. PetitPlat builds an intricate sculpture of an octopus protecting a coral reef in this two-part time-lapse. The texturing on the body is fantastic, and those teensy suckers are amazing. The finished sculpture is available in her shop.
Artist Mike Stinnett loves to make walking canes that are decorated with realistic animal figures, often snakes and other reptiles. Here, he makes a cane with a copperhead wrapped around it. We love how he’s casually sitting for most of it. You can purchase Mike’s wares here.
Joe Harmon took a page from the early days of the automotive industry, but in a modern sportscar. The Splinter’s frame, body, and interior are made entirely from wood. Despite that, it can hit speeds over 200 mph, thanks to its 700 hp Chevy LS 7 engine. More on Flickr.
Artist Courtney Brown envisions a fantastic typewriter that can type for itself, courtesy of its eight tentacles. Titled “Self Organization,” the sculpture was made from a 1938 Underwood and intricately shaped bronze, and took top prize at the 2015 California Sculpture SLAM.