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2009 Workshops

Pottery 101
Instructor: Sarah Jaeger
March 28–29, 2009

This fast-paced two day hands-on workshop with one of the leading studio potters in the country will give students with little or no experience an opportunity to try their hand at the wheel with expert guidance and for those with more experience a chance to hone their skills.

Demonstrations on throwing techniques, trimming, handles and assembling complex forms will be just a taste of what you get from Jaeger, whose attention to form and use of opulent glazes in her utilitarian ware invite touch and everyday use.

This workshop is open to artists of all skill levels. Jaeger will also do a glaze decoration demonstration and give a talk about her work and influences.

Sarah JAEGER has been a studio potter in Helena since she completed a residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in 1987.  She received a BA in English literature from Harvard and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. In 1996 she was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Montana Arts Council and she was a United States Artists Target Fellow in 2006. In the spring of 2007 she was one of the artists 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 at many schools and art centers nationally.   Her work is in many public and private collections and, most important, in many kitchens throughout the country.