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.
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.
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 new Guest Artist page has been added to the Galleries area. and features china painting by some of Western Australia's most talented artists.
Photos of my recently completed pieces have been posted to the Main Gallery area. Please visit the Work in Progress page or use the Main Gallery page as a link to other galleries featuring work by subject matter.
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....
Sculpture by the Sea
I recently had the pleasure of visiting this very interesting exhibition in Cottesloe read article......
For other news and information visit News Page
|9 June||WAGCP General Meeting
Demo by Lucy Bertilone - 'Water Lilies'
|11 July||Perth demo day by the talented Queensland artist Sandra Bernaitis hosted by WAGCP. read more...|
|Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers Regional Exhibition, Atwell Gallery, Myaree|
|For more details visit Calendar and Events Page|
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Shown at left - Cowslip Orchid box.. Painted naturally and overlaid with yellow enamel. Finished with grounding, raised paste and gold. This piece formed part of my collection at the recent WA Guild of China Painters exhibition.