In the early 1970s Timock joined the ranks of the ceramics department at Kansas City Art Institute. Ken Ferguson and Victor Babu were already in the department when he arrived, and together they built a ceramics department that became one of the most recognized undergraduate programs in the world. With the emphasis the professors put on craftsmanship and aesthetics, their students learned to master their craft. Under the tutelage of these three ceramic masters, students found their own personal styles. The department?s philosophy was to allow students their individual freedom so their growth would not be inhibited. Timock received the National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1974 and 1981. In 1993 he was awarded the Outstanding Special Projects Award from the Kansas City Art Institute. The Smithsonian Institute and Detroit Institute of the Arts include his sculptural works in their prestigious collections, as well does the Vatican in Rome.