Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild



Jane Peterman

I make art for the pleasure of the process. Touching the materials is visceral, wet clay is sensuous and yielding, as is creamy paint. I am inspired by the struggles of girls and women to work under the blight of patriarchy, raise worthwhile children, create a kind and gentler world, and bring about the possibility of peace.


Because of my long history of working with the elements and relationships of design in my paintings, I bring a painter’s eye to the creation of my ceramic sculptures and especially to the glazing table. Each piece I start seems to take on a life of its own, and I’m just there to feed it the shapes, color, texture, line and contrasts it asks for.


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My work is a celebration of joy and life. The work is a spiritual practice involving all the deities, including Gladys, the Parking Goddess, who always finds me a place to park in San Francisco. Clay work involves all the elements: earth, air, fire and water, which suits my Capricorn nature.

Coming Events & Venues

You can visit my studio by appointment, 4030 Transport Street, Palo Alto, CA 94303.  The Palo Alto Studios opens to the public in May during Silicon Valley Open Studios and in early December for our Holiday Art Party.

Contact Info

Address: 4030 Transport St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Phone: 650 279-8184

Email: jane.peterman@gmail.com

Website: www.janepeterman.com

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