Sarah Jaeger

Sarah Jaeger (b. 1949, West Simsbury, CT) is a ceramist who works in Helena, Montana. She received a BA from Harvard College and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Jaeger creates functional porcelain pottery, often thrown and altered, and glazed using wax resists, creating layers of color.

She has taught at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and Pomona College. She also served on the Archie Bray Foundation Board of Directors for 10 years. She was the recipient of the 1996 Montana Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship and the 1991 Emerging Talent Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. In 2006, Sarah was awarded a Target Fellowship from United States Artists.

Sarah Jaeger is featured in the Community episode of Craft in America.

Sarah Jaeger, Teapot, tureen, and cups, 2006, Dean Adams photo

Jaeger with her dog, Fred, in her home, George Lane Photograph

Pots made by Sarah Jaeger, Doug O’Looney photograph

Jaeger talks about the philosophy behind her work.

See objects from Craft in America: Expanding Traditions, a seven-city traveling exhibition that ran from 2007-2009, and other Virtual Exhibitions

Important craft artists are featured in the Book. Learn more

Purchase the DVDs or view the programs online

Click to see a list of over 4 hours of video available online