Experimental Animation & Pottery – Phonotrope

Since we posted about the oldest animation in the world found in Iran on pottery, I thought it would be good to post on a more modern version of the technique.

Created as part of a collaboration between animator Jim Le Fevre and artists Al Johnstone and Roops from RAMP Ceramics, this whirling clay pot acts like an animated zoetrope when spun at a certain speed. The film was shot by Mike Paterson and Le Fevre discusses the process of building it over on his blog.

Experimental Animation & Pottery – Phonotrope