This website aims to provide current news, events and topics of interest for china painters and all who appreciate the art. Events of special interest to painters from the Western Australia region will be featured.

  • WA Reef Fish - 'Habitat' WA Reef Fish - 'Habitat' WA Reef Fish finished with lustre and gold - 27cm Royal Dalton plate
  • Harlequin Wildflower Mugs Harlequin Wildflower Mugs Set of four mugs each painted with a different WA wildflower
  • Redback Spider Vase Redback Spider Vase small vase painted using various techniques
  • Emu Plate Emu Plate Square Plate with various technique
  • 'Time Movements' Box 'Time Movements' Box box from the 'Time' Collection
  • Seashells on Lustre Seashells on Lustre small box using various techniques
  • Blue Forget-me-Nots Blue Forget-me-Nots small Dresden style milk jug
  • Arum Lilies on Black Arum Lilies on Black 32cm Plate finished with lustre and gold
  • Sturt Desert Pea Box Sturt Desert Pea box Sturt Desert Pea Box
  • Leschenaultias - White on Blue Leschenaultias - White on Blue White Leschenaultias on a Blue Vase
     



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.




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To view recent work visit the Main Gallery page. From the Main Gallery you can find links to galleries arranged by subject (as shown below).

 

Gallery 1 : Animals / Fauna   

Gallery 2 : Architecture/Scenes

Gallery 3 : Flowers/ Fruit

Gallery 4 : Other

Gallery 5 : Reef Fish/Ocean

Gallery 6 : Wildflowers




RECENTLY ADDED

Article and photos from the Trixie Emery Albany workshop held in in March this year.. See News Page article...

 

The last of a series of articles featuring outstanding porcelain and glass pieces from London Galleries and Museums - See News Page article...



NEWS

Covid 19 Virus
As virus restrictions are relaxed in Western Australia venues are gradually reopening including the welcomed reopening of the Art Gallery of WA. The Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers Association in WA have an exhibition scheduled for late September, so hopefully it wont be much longer until we are able to see an exhibition of porcelain art. Info will be posted as it becomes available.

 

WA Guild of China Painters resumption of meetings.
The Guild has announced the resumption of meetings commencing on 8th August. See News page for more details.

 

Obituary - Joan Kent
Local china painters and artists were very saddened to receive the news that Joan Kent of Busselton, WA had passed away in late May. See News Page article.

 

2020 Albany Workshop with Trixie Emery
The Albany Porcelain Art Group hosted a workshop with South-Australian based artist Trixie Emery. The subject was the exotic Australian bird, the Cassowary. This very successful workshop was attended by both city and rural painters who tackled this difficult subject extremely well. read news article.

 

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


2020 UPCOMING EVENTS

August 8 WA Guild of China Painters
General Meeting 1:30pm
Melkite Church Hall, 165-7 Central Avenue, Mount Lawley
September 24 to 30
Porcelain See-Change Art Exhibition
Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers, WA Branch. Kidogo Art-house Galley, Fremantle.
For details visit Calendar and Events Page


Shown below - Sèvres Flower Vase (c.1755-6)

 

This is the last item in a series about outstanding porcelain and glass exhibits I had the great pleasure to see while in the UK last year.

 

Shown below is a Sèvres Flower Vase on display at The Wallace Collection in London, read more and see images......


Sevres Flfower Vase on show at the Wallace Collection, London