Mary Jaffe creates both functional pottery and sculptural ceramics. In her Bridgehampton studio she explores altering the traditional form, using repeated shapes and textures suggestive of organic patterns found in the natural landscapes of the East End of Long Island.
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. Mary 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 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, Mary teaches pottery workshops at various schools and community organizations.