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Making Pots—Start to Finish
with Sarah Jaeger
October 10, 2015

Tuition $65
Maximum enrollment 15
Open to artists of all levels

In this one-day demonstration-only workshop, Jaeger will show how she throws, trims, assembles and finishes several forms, ranging from simple bowls and cups to more complex forms like tureens or teapots. She will also give a glaze decoration demonstration. An examination of all the stages she follows in making her functional forms will allow for discussion of the various aspects involved, from the technical to the aesthetic to the conceptual. There will be a slide talk to discuss influences from historical ceramics and other sources.

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Sarah Jaeger, Pitcher
Pitcher, 2013, porcelain


Sarah Jaeger, Tureen
Tureen, 2014, porcelain

Sarah Jaeger

Sarah Jaeger has been a studio potter in Helena, Montana, since she completed a residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in 1987. Her attention to form and use of sumptuous glazes in her elegant utilitarian ware invite touch and use, integrating a sensual aesthetic experience into the everyday. She received a BA in English literature from Harvard University and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. In 1996, she was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Montana Arts Council. In December 2006, she had the distinction of being the only ceramist to be awarded a $50,000 unrestricted Target fellowship from United States Artists.  In May 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 University 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.