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Amanda Jaffe

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1975 BFA Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

1978 MFA University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

RESIDENCIES

1979-1980 Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

2007 Artist in Residence, A. I. R. Vallauris, Vallauris, France

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1979-1981 Assistant Professor, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio

1985-2011 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

 

Amanda Jaffe is known for her tile for walls and murals. Produced for over 25 years each tile begins when she pours porcelain slip into a mold. She is known to begin manipulating the surface texture even before the piece is removed from the mold. Her tiles are often presented as diptychs, although sometimes the division is created by a color change rather than there actually being two pieces. Jaffe’s tiles can include forms drawn from nature such as shells, flowers or leaves applied to the tiles. Flower petals forming flowers, cascading curled leaves or other elements from nature which fill the tile, are retained within a tile frame or cascade across the surface.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Staten Island Zoo, New York, New York

University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Jaffe, Amanda. “The Staten Island Zoo Murals.” Ceramics Monthly 36, no. 10 (December 1991).

Kane, Suzanne. “The Cultivated Ceramics of Amanda Jaffe.”  Ceramics Technical no. 21, (2005).

Triplett, Kathy, Handbuilt Ceramics. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1997.

 

Website: http://amandajaffe.com/

 

Typical Marks
2016
Flowers and Shells
Date: 2016
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 7, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/jaffe