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Innovative bright orange sculptural ceramic vase on white background
Innovative bright orange sculptural ceramic vase on white background
Innovative sculptural ceramic vase form above on white background
Innovative dark grey sculptural ceramic vase on white background
Innovative bright orange sculptural ceramic vase on white background
Innovative matt white sculptural ceramic vase on white background
Innovative dark grey sculptural ceramic vase on white background
Innovative dark grey sculptural ceramic vase on white background
Organic bright yellow sculptural ceramic vase on white background
Organic shape matt white sculptural ceramic vase on white background

SOUNDMADE CERAMICS

Experience the beauty of sound in 3D

CATCHING (SOUND) WAVES

Transforming sound into sculptural ceramics.

Claraval is a unique project that explores new fields of ceramic design. We develop innovative sound algorithms to shape ceramic forms that captivate the senses. Sound is not merely a medium for us—it's a boundless realm of exploration.

SOUNDMADE CERAMICS

Claraval is a unique project that explores new fields of ceramic design by transforming sound into 3D sculptural form.

THE MONASTERY COLLECTION

Sónia Tavares

A unique collaboration between the legendary Sónia Tavares and the Monastery of Alcobaça.  Bringing together Sónia, the Monastery and Claraval, all with deep roots in Alcobaça, was a unique and symbolic experience and the beginning of our journey.

MAKING

A Fábrica

Located in Alcobaça, Portugal, our factory is a concentration of technical and creative expertise. Long experience in producing the most technically chalenging pieces of decorative ceramics, this was the perfect place to embarque on this new adventure.

We transform sound into sculptural ceramics.

Claraval is a unique project that explores new fields of ceramic design.  We merge the worlds of art and technology, using innovative sound algorithms to shape ceramic forms that captivate the senses. 

We craft ceramics that not only reflect the beauty of sound but also push the boundaries of traditional design.

THE MONASTERY COLLECTION

A unique collaboration between the legendary Sónia Tavares and the Monastery of Alcobaça

Sónia Tavares is from Alcobaça, and this has had a huge formative effect on her work and on her life. The magical bringing together of Sónia, the Monastery and Claraval, all with deep roots in Alcobaça, was a unique and symbolic experience and the beginning of our journey.

MIA BENITA

SOMETIMES

AS EACH VESSEL IS CREATED, FORMS GROW UPWARDS AND OUTWARDS, RISING FROM THE BASE AND PROPELLED INTO 3D SPACE BY FREQUENCIES, RYTHMS AND HARMONIES.

THE FINISHED FORM IS A TRUE REFLECTION OF HARMONIC RELATIONSHIPS

The transformation from sound to geometry is achieved through the design of custom algorithms.

each project involves a new developpment, to achieve a true artistic interpretation of the nature of the specific project.

CODING BEAUTY

A

REVOLUTION

IN

FINE

CERAMICS

MADE IN

PORTUGAL

ELEGY/MONASTERY COLLECTION

CLARAVAL

Claraval was founded in 2023, and is based in Alcobaça, Portugal. A union between S. Bernardo, specialist manufacturers of decorative ceramics and Skopelab, specialist in computational audio-reactive design. Our aim is to bring to light new forms by exploring the harmonies and rythmic relationships of sound.

The nature of sound, waves, relationships, complex yet connected in ways that obey fundamental laws of nature.

FLUID HARMONY

A FÁBRICA

Located in Alcobaça, Portugal, our factory is a concentration of technical and creative expertise in the crafting of fine ceramics.

Through decades of experience producing some of the most technically chalenging pieces in the field of decorative ceramics and a dedicated team constantly developping new techniques of prototyping, molding, glazing, this was the perfect match to embarque on this new adventure.

 

The forms produced through the process of transformation of sound are unique in their fluid purity, yet also sophisticated complexity, requiring some of the most advanced techniques and experience in the industry.

SOUNDMADE CERAMICS

Experience the beauty
of sound
in 3D
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