Ceramics

Deborah in the studio
Deborah in the studio

The non figurative pots 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.

Deborah slab builds in porcelain, earthenware 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. Two series – The Shoreline and Broken Memories – have evolved.  Each piece is different and evokes a fleeting memory of place.

kingsgate-winter-show

Deborah’s ceramic work will be at Kingsgate Winter Show 2-4 December 2016

 

In August, 2016,  Deborah exhibited some of the Shoreline Series and Broken Memories ceramics with part of her souvenir collection in an artwork devised by Eileen Haring Woods with Bill Jackson in SOUVENIR, Aldeburgh: Memory as Object at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

On Aldeburgh Beach. Porcelain and cobalt oxide c.15x15cm. Deborah Jaffé 2016
On Aldeburgh Beach. Porcelain and cobalt oxide c.15x15cm. Deborah Jaffé 2016

 

 

The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout - a tiny temple by the sea.
The Aldeburgh Beach Lookout – a tiny temple by the sea.

 

Pebble Shore. Stoneware, underglaze and cobalt oxide. Deborah Jaffé 2016
Pebble Shore. Stoneware, underglaze and cobalt oxide. Deborah Jaffé 2016
Shoreline One. Eartheware. Deborah Jaffé 2016
Shoreline One. Eartheware. Deborah Jaffé 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

A series of pots has been made by taking pieces from the souvenir collection back to the places depicted in their imagery. These include Weston Super Mare, Clacton, Margate, Brighton  and Aldeburgh.

Clacton Pier, stoneware and underglaze. Deborah Jaffé 2014
Clacton Pier, stoneware and underglaze. Deborah Jaffé 2014
Underglaze on earthenware. Deborah Jaffé 2014
Wet beach at Weston Super Mare. Underglaze on earthenware. Deborah Jaffé 2014

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.