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Peter Lane

(British b.1932)

Peter Lane, a British artist born in 1932, trained at The Bath Academy of Art in Corsham, where he developed his skills and a deep appreciation for the natural world. Initially focusing on vessel forms in earthenware and stoneware, Lane soon found his preferred medium in porcelain. The fine texture, purity, and whiteness of porcelain allowed him to explore the intricate relationships between form and surface in ways that were deeply satisfying. Inspired by his emotional connection to the natural world, Lane sought to capture the luminosity of colour observed in skies, seas, and landscapes, with a particular fascination for mountains—a passion sparked during his student days in the Lake District.

Lane's work has been widely exhibited across Europe, North America, Australasia, Asia, and the Middle East, garnering acclaim for its harmonious balance and expressive depth. He has presented numerous lectures and workshops worldwide, sharing his expertise and passion for ceramics with aspiring artists.

Throughout his career, Lane has been recognised for his contributions to the field of ceramics. He has judged and juried several international exhibitions and his works are included in prestigious public collections around the world, spanning the UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Greece, Holland, South Korea, and the USA.

In recognition of his significant impact on the craft community, Lane has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of The Craft Potters Association of Great Britain and The Society of Designer-Craftsmen, as well as a Full Member of MAKE Southwest (formerly The Devon Guild of Craftsmen).

In 1987, after more than three decades of teaching both in the UK and abroad, Lane made the decision to resign from his position as Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. This allowed him to fully dedicate himself to his own creative pursuits, including writing books and articles about contemporary ceramics, further cementing his legacy as a visionary artist and educator.

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A black, blue and yellow porcelain 'Sky Series' bowl made by Peter Lane in 1995 sold at auction by Maak Contemporary Ceramics



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