Amanda Jaffe is a studio artist who draws from the landscape and culture of the two states where she lives, New Mexico and Montana. Her relief porcelain wall tiles are frequently abstract with landscape references and can contain ceramic objects including boats, flowers and leaves. Living close to the US southern border has brought Mexican cultural influence in to her work. Experiences swimming in the ocean and pools makes important contributions to Amanda’s imagery and the scale of her work ranges from very small to public murals.
"Jaffe's subjects have consistently created a tension between the shear beauty of nature and the predatory instincts of the animal world."
– Peter Held
Curator of Ceramics
Arizona State University Art Museum
Ceramics Research Center