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Published Dec 26, 2014

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 leatherhard 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 (which is now $20 off list price!), Sarah demonstrates how she makes them and gives tips for avoiding catastrophe! - Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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

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