Artisans have been decorating porcelain for centuries.


To complete a design pigments, texture products, lustres and various precious metals can be applied to white porcelain, the china painter's canvas. After each application the piece is kiln fired at up to 850°C. At this temperature the glaze melts sufficiently to absorb the paint leaving pieces that are both durable and permanent.


Kiln-fired china painting produces enduring works ready to become the collectable art of tomorrow.

  • Redback Spider Vase Redback Spider Vase small vase painted using various techniques
  • Harlequin Mugs Harlequin Mugs set 4 mugs featuring Sturt Desert Peas, Donkey Orchids, Blue Leschenaultia and purple flags
  • Blue Forget-me-Nots Blue Forget-me-Nots small hinged box finished with blue metallic
  • Arum Lilies on Black Arum Lilies on Black 32cm Plate finished with lustre and gold
  • 'Time Movements' 'Time Movements' box from the 'Time' Collection
  • Motorbike Frog Motorbike Frog Motorbike Frog & Kangaroo Paw finished with lustre & gold
  • Golden Outback Golden Outback Goldfields scene featuring multiple techniques
  • 'Cruising the Reef' 'Cruising the Reef' platter featuring West Australian Reef Fish
  • Seashells on Lustre Seashells on Lustre Seashells on layered lustre

The aim of this website is to provide current news, events and topics of interest for china painters and all who appreciate the art, especially painters from the Western Australia region.

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To view recent work see the Main Gallery page. From the Main Gallery you can link to additional galleries which feature work arranged by subject (see below).









A second work-in-progress page has been added featuring forget-me-not flowers. This new page can be accessed through Galleries or follow this link to Work-In-Progress 2 page.


Article and photos from the May 2018 WA Guild of China Painters annual exhibition. Visit the News Page and follow the link for additional information.



AGWA Chinese Ceramics Exhibition
Seventy-six ceramic pieces from the Albert Yuen collection will be on display at the Art Gallery of WA until mid September. more information......


WA Guild of China Painters 2018 Annual Exhibition
The WA Guild of China Painters held its 2018 annual exhibition in early May. The theme for this year's exhibition section was 'A Brush with Colour'. For more details including prize winners and photos see News Page and follow the link.

2018 Albany Porcelain Art Workshop
The 2018 Albany Porcelain Art Workshop took place in April. This very successful workshop offers three days of painting in a warm, friendly environment and gives the choice of three different teachers. read more about the event....


For other news and events visit the News Page...


Until 17 Sept
Art Gallery of WA:
Chinese Ceramics Revealed, 5th Century BCE-1983: Highlights from the Yuen Collection more info...
4 Aug WA Guild of China Painters general meeting. Guest Speaker Minna George.

9 - 14 Oct
Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers Regional Exhibition, Atwell Gallery, Myaree
For more details visit Calendar and Events Page

This website has been redesigned and upgraded to improve access for users of tablets and smart phones. Comment on the revised layout is welcome.


Cowslip Orchids by Anne Blake

Shown at left - Cowslip Orchid box.. Painted naturally and overlaid with yellow enamel. Finished with grounding, raised paste and gold. The piece formed part of my collection 'Spectrum' for the WA Guild of China Painters 2018 exhibition.

Visit Main Gallery to view other recent works.