Perryman is known internationally for developing the ancient and
traditional processes of smoke firing and transforming them into a
contemporary art form. She combines studio work with writing and her
books are published in the UK, America, France and Germany.
For many years
her work has investigated the vessel through traditional techniques of
handbuilding, burnishing and smoke firing. Recently she has developed
ideas which allude to the timeless vessel form as well as referencing
contemporary urban structures such as buildings, walls and bridges.
This sculptural work explores tension and balance where two forms are
placed together as well the ambiguity of weight through internal space.
The composite pieces invite interaction through repositioning into new
arrangements and compositions.