Summer Interns, Summer Projects

True to Seattle tradition, pre-4th of July weather has been overcast and cool. Regardless, we keep the studio door rolled up all day long and bees are already busying themselves on the lavender field right outside of the door. As Independence Day passes, four new Slip Rabbit interns have all but settled into the flow of the studio. Zeray Admasu is a fresh graduate of UW Mechanical Engineering, he will be working with the studio on learning more about gcode and writing gcode for form and pattern development. Alison Gray, a junior in Human Centered Design & Engineering, will also be supporting this research direction and helping Timea to connect mathematical ideas with coding. We are returning attention to space filling curves, which we started exploring in the spring, and exploring various classical computing transcription methods. An example of these, the Hilbert curve, is shown below. Caroline Slick and Eli Kahn came to Slip Rabbit from the UW design program. They will be honing their skills in form design using Rhino. Our thought is to develop similar patterns by using both geometric (Rhino) and algorithmic (coding) construction. Moving back and forth between the computer, our brainstorming blackboard and the ceramics workspace, gives studio-life a nice rhythm. Getting the clay ready, wedging, cutting, joining, handbuilding, firing, color techniques... Lots to do! Everyone is super excited about learning the language of clay as we experiment with various techniques and processes on the printed porcelain objects.