Artisans have been decorating porcelain for many centuries.
Paint, precious metals, lustres and various texture products can all be applied to plain white porcelain - the china painter's canvas. After each application the piece is kiln fired at up to 800°C (1475°F). At this temperature the glaze melts sufficiently to absorb the paint leaving pieces that are both durable and permanent. Individual pieces require multiple firings, often up to six or eight, to achieve the desired result. This process produces enduring works of art ready to become the antiques of tomorrow.
In addition to showcasing my own painting, this website aims to provide china painters, particularly West Australian painters, with current news and events and a list of useful links. The Main Gallery links to sub galleries illustrating examples of modern and traditional styles and also work from guest artists.
I will be conducting china painting demonstrations during the Central Park exhibition in August. For details please see the NEWS PAGE.
Website last updated Thursday 28 July, 2016
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