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Peter Lane’s well known books are, STUDIO PORCELAIN (Pitman, London and Chilton, USA, 1980); STUDIO CERAMICS (Collins, London and Chilton, USA, 1983); CERAMIC FORM: Design and Decoration (Collins, London and Rizzoli, New York 1988, reprinted 1990) with an enlarged edition ( A&C Black, London; Rizzoli, New York; Craftsman House, Australia) published 1998; CONTEMPORARY PORCELAIN: Materials, Techniques and Expressions (A&C Black, London and Chilton, USA 1995) followed by a completely new edition entitled CONTEMPORARY STUDIO PORCELAIN published in 2003 (A&C Black Ltd. and Pennsylvania University Press) with more than 365 full colour illustrations of works by 143 artists from 27 countries.
His ceramics have been widely exhibited in Europe, North America, Australia and Kuwait. He has lectured and given numerous workshop demonstrations around Britain, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States of America.
Elected a Member of the International Academy of Ceramics (Geneva); an Honorary Fellow of the Craft Potters' Association of Great Britain; and Fellow of the Society of Designer-Craftsmen, his work is included, also in the British Crafts Council's selective Index, Craftsmen of Quality.
In 1987, after more than thirty years of full-time teaching in schools, colleges and university, Peter resigned as a Senior Lecturer/Fellow at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, to concentrate fully on his own creative work and writing about contemporary ceramics. He now lives and works in Tavistock, Devon in the south of England.
Peter Lane's current work, attempts to capture the luminosity and qualities of light and colour through a series of porcelain bowls and vessel forms.
Major Collections: Castle Museum, Norwich; Stoke-on-Trent City Museum & Art Gallery; City of Aberdeen Museum & Art Gallery; The Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City USA; Boise Museum of Fine Art, Idaho USA; The Smits Collection, Los Angeles USA; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; The Potters' Society of Australia; Sydney; Holmes A'Court Collection, Perth, Australia; The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario; The Design Museum, Ghent, Belgium; Egner Collection, Germany; Ichon World Ceramic Center, Korea; Benaki Museum, Athems, Greece; Museum fur angewandte Kunst, Cologne, Germany; Kolumba Museum, Cologne, Germany; Arizona Sate University Art Museum, USA; American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California; Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina; Princesshof Museum of Ceramics, Holland; Leicestershire County Council; Norfolk County Council; ; The Allen Gallery, Alton; Hampshire County Museums, etc.