Mary Jaffe explores both functional and sculptural ceramics through altering the traditional form, using repeated shape and texture suggestive of the organic patterns found in the natural landscape of the East End. Mary earned her BFA in Ceramics from Long Island University, Southampton NY. Her postgraduate studies took her to Instituto Allende in Mexico, the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and a subsequent five year apprenticeship with the DiGangi’s at their production pottery in Wainscot, NY. She then became partners with Hampton Potters, a ceramic arts gallery widely recognized for featuring the work of prominent artists from across the country, in East Hampton NY.
Mary now creates work from her Bridgehampton studio, and has shown in numerous galleries including Elaine Benson, Celadon, Avram, Monika Olko, and is currently showing with Chase Edwards Gallery and Greenport Pottery. In addition to her ceramic profession, she teaches pottery workshops at various schools and community organizations. Please contact Mary using the form below, regarding purchase of her work and information about private or group ceramic classes.