Dates: (2 Day Workshop)
Saturday Sept. 9 from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm and
Sunday Sept. 10 from 10 am to 4 pm
Course Description: A spout, lid and handle placed just right on a vessel is all you need to make a teapot. So, why is this a concept that is so difficult in practice? Does it dribble as it pours? Does the lid not fit? Is the handle uncomfortable to hold and to serve? This two day hands-on workshop will focus on bringing together the various elements necessary to make a functional teapot.
Skill Level: Basic Throwing Skills
Instructor: Miki Shim-Rutter
About Miki: Miki Shim-Rutter studied fine arts in ceramics and textiles at Northern Illinois University, finishing her BA in Communication Design at Ray College of Design in Chicago. She followed her education with a 20-year professional career in graphic and advertising/marketing design.
In 2009, she renewed her passion for clay, relocated to the SF Bay Area in 2012 and returned to ceramics full time at her home studio in Redwood Shores and Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto, California. Miki shows her work though regional, national and international exhibition and festival venues and is an active contributor and presence via social media networks including PeriscopeLive®, Facebook® and Instagram®: @2FrogsStudios. www.2FrogsCeramics