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.

  • Redback Spider Vase Redback Spider Vase small vase painted using various techniques
  • Blue Forget-me-Nots Blue Forget-me-Nots small hinged box finished with blue metallic
  • Silhouette Wrens Silhouette Wrens Silhouette Wren plate featuring grounding, lustre and gold
  • Harlequin Mugs Harlequin Mugs set 4 mugs featuring Sturt Desert Peas, Donkey Orchids, Blue Leschenaultia and purple flags
  • Lilies on Black Lilies on Black large platter with textured grounding
  • 'Cruising the Reef' 'Cruising the Reef' platter featuring West Australian Reef Fish
  • Sturt Desert Pea boxes Sturt Desert Pea boxes miniature boxes
  • 'Time Movements' 'Time Movements' box from the 'Time' Collection

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 West Australia region.

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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. It features china painting by some of Western Australia's best artists.


The Galleries area also incorporates Work in Progress page and the Main Gallery shows work recently completed. Use the Main Gallery as a portal to other galleries featuring work by subject matter.


2018 Albany Porcelain Art Workshop
Details of the 2018 Albany Porcelain Art Workshop are now available. This unique workshop offers three days of tuition with the choice of three different classes. Bookings now open. more information....


WA Guild of China Painters 2018 Annual Exhibition
Details of the WA Guild of China Painters' 2018 annual exhibition are now available. The theme for this year's exhibition section is 'A Brush with Colour'. more details....


Botanical Wonderland Exhibition

This exhibition was a rare opportunity to see on display china painting from some of our most accomplished early artists. Many other fascinating exhibits featuring WA wildflowers were also displayed read more....

For other news and information visit News Page


10 Feb WAGCP General Meeting
Philippa Nikulinsky - subject: 'The Girl From the Bush - A life of drawing'
9 to 11 Apr Albany Porcelain Art Workshop
5 & 6 May WAGCP Annual Exhibition
For more details visit Calendar and Events Page

The website has recently been redesigned and upgraded to improve access for users of tablets and smart phones. Comment on the revised layout is welcome.


Spanish Dancers Silhouette by Anne Blake

Shown left - fan shaped plate featuring Spanish Dancers in silhouette. Visit News Page to read more about upcoming Silhouette workshop or Main Gallery to view other recent works