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 visit the Main Gallery page. From the Main Gallery you can link to individual galleries arranged by subject (as shown below).
The third in a series of articles about outstanding porcelain and glass pieces from London Galleries and Museums can be found on the News page. The article describes exhibits I had the pleasure to see during a recent visit to the UK. See news page article...
News page article about 'Nikulinsky Naturally' exhibition, held at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of WA. read article...
WA Guild of China Painters 'All Fired Up' Exhibition
The WAGCP held its latest exhibition at the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts in East Victoria Park, during November. For more information and photos read news page article with link to special exhibition page..
2019 Albany Porcelain Art Workshop
The 2019 Albany Porcelain Art Workshop was held in March. This very successful workshop offers three days of painting with a choice of subject & teaches. read news article..
For other news and events visit the News Page...
|February 8||WA Guild of China Painters
Demonstrator: Heather Tailor
Subject: 'Easy Lustre Techniques'
|March 17 to 19||Workshop with Trixie Emery
to be held in Albany, WA
details to follow
|For details visit Calendar and Events Page|
Shown below - Early European Meissen tea bowls c.1716-20
This is the third feature in a series about fascinating porcelain exhibits I had the great pleasure to see while in the UK.
The tea bowls shown below were on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and were part of a display of exceptionally early European porcelain. These two bowls were manufactured only 10 to 15 years after the formula to manufacture porcelain was discovered in Europe. Read more and see images......