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 850°C. 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 collectables of tomorrow.
This website aims to provide china painters, particularly those from Western Australia, 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.
Website last updated Monday 3 April, 2017
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