Museum of Glass Residency: April 11-15, 2018 by Timea Tihanyi

Part of the events to recognize the legacy and influence of a dear mentor, colleague, and friend, the late Akio Takamori, I was invited to a residency at the Hot Shop of the Museum of Glass, Tacoma. 

"Akio was a professor at the University of Washington for over twenty years and helped build a ceramics program, which became highly-sought after by art students nationwide. His work was heavily inspired by his Japanese heritage, as well as art historical movements, cultural events" and by his passion for life and love.

I will be taking 3D printed porcelain forms and moulds to the Hot Shop, including those recent ones using tiling, weaving, and cellular automata patterns. I will be exploring the combination of these mathematically-inspired forms and bodily-sensual shapes stretching the resilience of both the porcelain and glass.

Sunday April 15th 3:00pm  |  Artist Talk
4:00pm  |  Watch me make glass with the MOG Hot Shop Team
5:00pm  |  Remarks & Refreshments in honor of Akio Takamori (Akio's exhibtion is open)


Introducing Slip Rabbit by Timea Tihanyi

What: My studio, under a new name Slip Rabbit, has been expanded and opened to the public as a fully equipped, digitally capable, nonprofit ceramics studio in North Seattle. 

Why: Slip Rabbit's mission is to explore the intersection of materiality and the virtual in ceramics and to spread the love of problem solving and making. 
How: Using a state of the art Potterbot7 clay 3D printer, Slip Rabbit is forging collaborative relationships with professionals in the design, math, computer science and engineering fields, and with artists and makers in the Pacific Northwest and across Europe.

There are various ways for getting involved with Slip Rabbit: Check out our internship, residency, and research programs at for details.

Follow @SlipRabbitStudio on Instagram or follow the Slip Trail.

by Linda James


I teamed up with Jayadev Athreya, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, UW on a year-long project Axiomatic supported by a Simpson Center for the Humanities Collaboration Studio Grant.

Research update:

The porcelain renderings of the 5cell, a four-dimensional tetrahedron projected in three-dimensional space (based the work of Henry Segerman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Oklahoma State University), were part of the show Synaptic Lexicon during 9e2 in Seattle.


An October 2016 article in GeekWire talks about the creation of some of this work.


Currently on view:

Open now at Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle is Parlor Games: Scientia, which includes additional Axiomatic work as well as a 155-volume library of bone china porcelain books, created during my summer residency at Sundaymorning@EKWC (European Ceramic Work Center) in the Netherlands.

Scientia received a grant from 4Culture and a Milliman Award from the School of Art + Art History + Design.

Scientia is open through January 28, 2017.