Author Profile
Jane Perryman

Jane Perryman exhibits and is known internationally for utilizing the ancient and traditional processes of smoke firing and transforming them into a contemporary art form. She combines studio work with writing. Her books have been translated into French and German, and co-published by A&C Black (Bloomsbury) and the University of Pennsylvania Press. 

Smoke Fired Pottery (1995)

Traditional Pottery of India (2000)

Naked Clay (2004)

Smoke Firing: Contemporary Artists and Approaches (2008)

Her work is represented in museums including: Sweden, Korea, Germany, the US, and the UK. She is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

In addition to her website, you can follow Perryman on Instagram.


‘On Earth, time is marked by the sun and moon, by rotations that distinguish day from night that had led to clocks and calendars. The present was a speck that kept blinking, brightening, and diminishing, something neither alive or dead. How long did it last? One second? Less? It was always in flux; in the time it took to consider it, it slipped away.’ - Jhumpa Lahiri "The Lowland"