APAT WA JULY WORKSHOP
'TWO DAYS, TWO PLATES, TWO FIRINGS, TOO EASY' WITH DEE CREDARO
APAT WA will hold a winter workshop in July. The two day event with Busselton based artist Dee Credaro is titled 'Two Days, Two Plates, Two Firings, Too Easy'.
To be held on 23rd and 24th July, 2022 at McDougal House in Como from 9:30am (for a 10:00am start) to 3:30pm daily, the workshop is open to non-members as well as APAT-WA members. The fee for two days tuition is $60 (APAT WA members & 'Friends' $50).
An example of the subject is shown above - ducks with an Art Deco theme. If you have any further queries please contact me. Or to reserve a spot in the workshop with this very popular artist please contact APAT-WA's treasurer via their website apat-wa.com.au.
APAT WA Nov/Dec 2022 EXHIBITION -
PETALS & FUR - LOCAL AUSTRALIANA
Details of APAT WA's upcoming exhibition are now available. Titled 'Petals & Fur - Local Australiana'. the exhibition will be held in the south-west city of Busselton in the fascinating and historic Old Court House building which is part of the ArtGeo Complex. It will run from Saturday 26th November to Sunday 4th December, 2022, open daily between 9:30am and 4:00pm. Admission is free and work will be available for sale.
The exhibition features hand painted porcelain from members of the Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers Association of WA. Porcelain on display will feature both modern and traditional styles, with subject matter particularly including WA wildflowers, animals, birds, fish, insects and more.
Busselton is a beautiful city to visit, so mark your calendar to coincide with this exhibition of unique, high-quality, hand painted porcelain art.
APAT - 18th AUSTRALASIAN EXHIBITION & CONVENTION
The Australasian Porcelain Art Teacher's National 18th Exhibition and Convention was originally scheduled to take place in 2020 in Victoria. It was postponed due to the Covid pandemic to 2021 and again postponed following the ongoing Covid outbreak.
APAT Victoria have announced the event is rescheduled and will take place at the venue originally booked, the Sage Hotel, Ringwood, Victoria from the 7th to 10th September, 2022. Following the Convention, the school will be held at the Country Place in Kalorama on the 12th, 13th and 14th September, 2022.
The theme for the exhibition is Clocks. Featured Artist will be DI CURTAIN from NSW with guest artists GRACE HYE WON LEE from NSW and our own DEE CREDARO from Busselton, Western Australia.
Bookings and enquiries regarding the event can be directed to APAT Victoria at email@example.com.
2022 PAWA EXHIBITION - ART DECO INSPIRED
The Porcelain Artists of WA (formerly WA Guild of China Painters) held their annual exhibition and sale of work on over two days on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May, 2022. The exhibition was held at The Palms Community Centre in Subiaco.
The theme for this year's exhibition was - 'Art Deco Inspired'. and interested members were invited to enter a collection of up to seven items to interpret the theme for judging. This year's winner was Heather Tailor with Irena Kopec awarded second prize.
Visitors to the exhibition were treated to a very interesting demonstration of portrait painting by Busselton Artist Dee Credaro.
Follow the link below to read more.
Visitors were able to view a large display of hand painted porcelain, both traditional and modern designs. For additional information find PAWA on Facebook or contact Porcelain Artists secretary on 9330 4909.
I was recently guest tutor at a workshop hosted by the Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers of WA. The workshop subject was Silhouettes and took place over three days in McDougal House in Como.
Silhouettes can seem a relatively simple subject but care and precision is needed to create a crisp clear design. The addition of embellishments such as liquid bright gold, lustre and/or relief work gave designs contrast and impact.
2022 ALBANY PORCELAIN ART WORKSHOP
The organisers of the 2022 Albany Porcelain Art Workshop have decided with great regret, to cancel the March 2022 event due to the developing Covid 19 situation in Western Australia.
The Albany Porcelain Art Workshop committee will no doubt be back next year by which time we all hope conditions will be much improved. For any additional information please phone Barbara on 9844 4882 or Ruth on 9841 5013.
AUGUST MINI-WORKSHOP WITH CONNIE RISBEY
APAT WA held a mini 'paint-along' workshop with artist Connie Risbey in mid-August. Held at McDougal House in Como, the workshop explored the technique of palette knife painting and the subject chosen was mountain scenery of New Zealand. The workshop commenced immediately after APAT WA's general meeting and was well attended by members.
The scene was painted on an oblong ceramic style, suited to the heavier build-up of paint required for this technique. In addition to the use of a palette knife, both brushes and dare I say, fingers were used to complete the design. It was a surprisingly challenging but very interesting workshop. Many thanks to the talented tutor, Connie Risbey, for an excellent workshop.
See APAT WA's website - www.apat-wa.com.au for more.
PORCELAIN FROM THE POWERHOUSE MUSEUM, SYDNEY
On a recent visit to Sydney I had the great pleasure to visit the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo. This museum is a major branch of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney and occupies a beautiful old building - a converted electric tram power station hence its name.
The museum houses a wonderful and eclectic mix of exhibits and stand alone exhibitions. In addition to the science and industrial exhibits, there are many exhibits representing the decorative arts including porcelain.
Shown above is a wonderful Cauliflower teapot and tea-caddy set produced by Josiah Wedgwood around 1760. It was manufactured in his Burslem factory in Staffordshire, England from creamware.
PORCELAIN ART FROM THE GALLERIES & MUSEUMS OF LONDON
This article concludes a series featuring some of the fascinating porcelain and glass exhibits I had the great pleasure to see during a visit to the UK last year. To view the complete series including the Sèvres Inkstand, with photos and information about some of the London museums visited, follow the link below.
On display at The Wallace Collection in London was this Turquoise-blue grounded, Sèvres Flower vase. The vase, painted in 1755-6, is part of a very large collection of Sèvres porcelain on display at The Wallace.
Painted with two cherubs and 'engraved' with flowers and fruit, the vase's background is finished with an eye-catching turquoise-blue grounding. Note how areas of white have been left in the grounded colour at each end of the vase to create the effect of open handles rising to the scrolling on the top edge. The vase forms part of a set of several pieces featuring this design.
The Wallace Collection Museum offers free entry to the public and is located at Hertford House, Manchester Square in London. The extensive collection houses art in many forms, painting, sculpture, porcelain, glass, furniture, clocks, armour, early weaponry and much more. For more information visit their website at www.wallacecollection.org.
shown above: Sèvres Flower Vase c.1755-6
'GOLDEN REFLECTIONS - A CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS' by ANNE BLAKE AND KAYE MACLEAN - BOOK LAUNCH
The West Australian Guild of China Painters (now known as the Porcelain Artists of Western Australia Inc) celebrated its golden jubilee year in 2014. To mark this very special occasion Kaye MacLean and I wrote a history of china painting in Western Australia and more specifically the foundation and history of the WA Guild through to 2014.
The finished book, which took several years to research and write, was launched by the Hon Richard Court AC at a special reunion function for past and present Guild members and special guests held on the 2nd May, 2014 at Guildford.
image shown: former State Premier, Hon Richard Court AC at the launch of "Golden Reflections- A Celebration of 50 Years" on 2nd May, 2014 at the Guildford Town Hall.
Download book order form (pdf reader required).
Copies of the book are still available for purchase. For more information contact me or the Porcelain Artists of Western Australia Inc.