Throwing, Altering, & Glazing with Sarah Jaeger

In this latest installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents Video Series, Sarah Jaeger presents her techniques for making beautiful porcelain pots with a strong emphasis on function. With a goal of making pots that will be incorporated into the daily lives of those who own them, Sarah explains how she considers every detail in the design of her forms, from the size of a knob to the placement of handles. In addition to the object’s physical shape, she demonstrates how the glazing process enhance a form. A firm believer that the visual is as important to function as the tactile, Sarah demonstrates how she layers colors with overglaze trailing and layering with wax resist to create lustrous surfaces that attract the hand as well as the eye.

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Sarah Jaeger

About the Artist

Sarah Jaeger holds a BA in English Literature from Harvard and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and has been a studio potter in Helena, Montana, since she completed a residency at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in 1987. Sarah received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Montana Arts Council in 1996 and a Target Fellowship from United States Artists in 2006. In 2007, she was profiled in the PBS documentary Craft in America. She has taught at Pomona College, the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and has given workshops in the US and Canada. Her work is in public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the University of Iowa and, most importantly, in many kitchens throughout the country. For more information, please visit


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