Memory

The power of an object to illicit a memory is intriguing and clay is a wonderful, pliable medium with which to express this. The pieces have evolved into series – Broken Memories, The Shoreline and the latest Transient Memories – have evolved.  Each piece is different and evokes a fleeting memory of place.

TRANSIENT MEMORIES

Transient Memory1 front. Earthenware, paper, wax resist, 70cm high. Photograph: Tim Bowditch
Transient Memory1 front. Earthenware, paper, wax resist, 70cm high. Photograph: Tim Bowditch

 

The pieces in the Transient Memories series are hand built in earthenware and paper  to a height of c70cm. The building of each one is a construction of memories and defined by the wax resist surface drawing.

BROKEN MEMORIES

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 Broken Memories and Shoreline Series were exhibited,  with part of Deborah’s souvenir collection in SOUVENIR, Aldeburgh: Memory as Object at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

THE SHORELINE

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

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.