Studio Visiting Artist Program

2019 Visiting Ceramics Artists at the Palo Alto Art Center 

Sip and Pour with
Miki Shim Rutter


Saturday and Sunday,
September 7 and 8

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$175 General Registration
$135 Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Members and college and university students with ID

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In this two-day, hands-on workshop, participants will focus on developing their own pouring and sipping vessels through various techniques on the wheel and with clay slabs. This workshop is for intermediate- and advanced-level participants who want to further their skills, explore form development, and enhance finishing techniques. Beginners who can create a vessel without instruction will find this course challenging but are still welcome to participate. 

The instructor will cover best practices for constructing teapot lids, spouts, and handles, focusing on functionality. Tips and tricks for successful glazing will be demonstrated.

Wheel participants will work on exploring teapot forms, lid fitting, throwing off the hump, handle designs, and making cups in a series.

Hand-building participants will work on customizing their design and concept, creating and using templates, and exploring surface texture.

Registration includes one 25 lb. bag of Cone 10 stoneware clay. Additional clay will be available for purchase. Please bring clay tools and lunch for each day. 



Teapots and cups by Miki Shim Rutter

























For more information call Studio Program Director, Fanny Retsek: 650.617.3525 or email