Ceramics

Making a Transient Memory piece, May 2017. Photograph by Naori Priestly
Making a Transient Memory piece, May 2017.
Photograph by Naori Priestly

The non figurative ceramic pieces Deborah makes are in response to specific places and memories. There is nothing more fundamental than the earth with which to fulfill this, and clay is the perfect medium. The pieces are slab built in earthenware, porcelain,  and stoneware ranging from  the delicate and fragile to the robust and challenging. The power of an object to illicit a memory is intriguing and clay is a wonderful, pliable medium with which to express this. Three series – The Shoreline, Broken Memories and Transient Memories – have evolved.  Each piece is different and evokes a fleeting memory of place.

Deborah will be showing her work at the Kingsgate Workshops Open Studios on 24 & 25 June, 2017.

She exhibited pieces at Souvenir Aldeburgh: Memory as Object in August 2016. She takes part in the Open Studios at Kingsgate Workshops in London twice a year. The next Open Studios is 24-26 June 2017. Please contact Deborah for sales enquiries.

 

Deborah Jaffé is an author; cultural and design historian; ceramicist and painter with special interests in the history of souvenirs and memory studies; women and innovation; childhood, play and toys.