Signe Persson-Melin was born in in Tomelilla, Sweden in 1925. She was just a teenager when she decided to become a ceramist in the early 1940s. She studied at Konstfack the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. She was one of the first ceramists in the country to run her own workshop in the 1950s and she became a leading designer for companies such as Höganäs, Boda Nova and Rörstrand in the 1970s and 1980s.
In 1985 she was appointed Sweden’s first professor of ceramics and glassmaking. In her work, everyday needs for function and beauty have always come first. In her expression, she has sought aesthetic durability, radiance and attractiveness. In her choices of forms, she has managed to combine the rustic and elegant into timeless simplicity. Her work is represented in many Museums and collections around the world like the British Museum (London), the Cooper Hewitt (New York) among others.