Jane is another artist from outside the US. She is from the UK. She has revived the art of smoke firing in her contemporary work.
Her deceptively heavy, double walled pieces are "handbuilt using slabbing, press moulding & coiling processes. The surface is burnished & bisque fired to 840centigrade, then sanded and re-fired to 1050centigrade. [The clay] is a mixture of Porcelain & Stoneware – sometimes mixed with organic material which fires out to give a pitted surface – to be later inlaid with a mixture of lime and oxide. This is followed by smoke firing in a saggar with various resists and combustibles."
Jane has also written several books on ceramics and was recently featured in Ceramics Monthly (where I found her).
quotes are from her website: http://www.janeperryman.co.uk/