Search the Daily

Published Jan 7, 2022

Sarah Jaeger's soup tureens have generous, bulbous knobs resembling "onion domes" popular in Russian architecture. They are quite striking and look like they'd be easy to use as well.

It can be problematic throwing a knob on a leather-hard lid, especially a large knob and especially with porcelain. There's always the worry that the lid will give out under the pressure or that the knob will be so heavy it will slump in the kiln. But in today's post, an excerpt from Throwing, Altering, & Glazing for Function and Beauty, Sarah demonstrates how she makes them and gives tips for avoiding catastrophe! - Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor

This clip was excerpted from Throwing, Altering & Glazing for Function and Beauty, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop!

To learn more about Sarah Jaeger or to see more images of her work, please visit

**First published in 2014.