Bronwyn Kemp was brought up in Broken Hill, NSW. She completed a Certificate course at East Sydney Technical College in 1973, then a Diploma course at the South Australian School of Art in 1975, before setting up her own studio in Walkerville, SA. A visit to Japan in 1976 introduced her to Shino and Oribe ware. In 1979, she trained at the Jam Factory in Adelaide, SA, for four months, then rented studio space there. From 1980, as well as continuing to produce functional ware, she started to make wheel and slab-built sculptural forms decorated with coloured clay as inlays and slips. From 1983-1988, she took over from Jeff Mincham as Head of the Ceramic Workshop at the Jam factory. She is currently based in Sydney, NSW, working with porcelain to make forms decorated with incised line work that derives from local landscapes and bush flora. Her work is marked with an impressed 'K' in a square.