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)