Slip Rabbit is a fully equipped, digitally capable, nonprofit ceramics studio in North Seattle. We have been forging collaborative relationships with various programs at the University of Washington and with ceramists and ceramics studios in Seattle, Vancouver BC, across the USA and the Netherlands. The idea of Slip Rabbit started in 2016, during an artist residency at the Sundaymorning@EKWC, aiming our mission half-way between a teaching/learning facility and a regional clay-specific makerspace. Since the summer of 2017, Slip Rabbit has been opening its doors to interns, collaborators and “fellow travelers”, and training a new generation of designers, artists and ceramists.
The first part of our mission is to create a common ground, as we seek collaborations with mathematicians, engineers, computer scientists, architects and designers. We see digital technology as not only the creation but also as a reflection of the embodied human mind. The ceramic 3D printing process encompasses both abstraction and the very tangible reality. Negotiating between code and clay, printing offers exciting opportunities for both artists and non-artists alike.
Slip Rabbit offers a variety of ways to get involved with exciting new research at the intersections of digital technology and ceramics.
Slip Rabbit values ingenuity, craftsmanship, insight, and cooperation in every form. The learning curve is steep but there are many entry points to participating in this rewarding process. We believe that clay printing builds onto and expands the range of the ceramic tradition and strive to promote a thriving dialogue around both the tool and methodology as we explore and develop its potential.
In its most compelling form, digital ceramics is collaborative, forward thinking and empowering. The second part of our mission is to reach out to, involve, support and mentor new practitioners, with particular attention to women, first generation college students and individuals from underrepresented groups.
Slip Rabbit operates on the model of interdisciplinary collaboration and open-source inquiry and invites proposals for creating, exploring, discovering, tinkering, and sharing.
Slip Rabbit is a member of Women in 3D Printing.