My aim is to provide up-to-date news, events and topics of interest to china painters and all who appreciate the art form. Workshops and teaching opportunities of special interest to painters from the Western Australia region will be featured. Have a query please contact me.


Redback Spider pieces by Anne Blake


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 up to 850°C. At this temperature the glaze melts sufficiently to absorb the paint leaving pieces that are both durable and permanent.


leaf motiveKiln-fired china painting produces enduring works, ready to become the collectable art of tomorrow!


shown above Redback Spider pieces painted by Anne Blake

To view my recent work visit the Main Gallery page, from here you can find links to sub-galleries arranged by subject (also shown below). Items available for sale are marked.

Animals and Fauna
Architecture or Scenes
Flowers & Fruit - non-native
Reef Fish and Ocean Scenes



Trixie Emery Workshop - April 2024

The Albany Porcelain Art Worksop group will hold a three-day workshop with South Australian artist Trixie Emery in April. The subject will be Major Mitchell Cockatoos. More information..

PAWA - 60th Anniversary Exhibition

The Porcelain Artists of WA, formerly the WA Guild of China Painters, will celebrate their 60th year since fouondation with a special exhibition in May. To be held on 4th and 5th May in Subiaco - read details.....

2024 National APAT Convention & Exhibition

The 2024 Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers Exhibition and Convention will take place from 23rd-26th October 2024 in Cronulla NSW at the Rydges Cronulla Beachside Hotel. Read more..




2024 National APAT Convention & Exhibition

Latest details updated - read more..


APAT-WA February workshop with Connie Risbey
Report and photos of the recent three-day 'Bling' workshop with Connie Risbey hosted by APAT-WA. Read more...


Sturt Desert Pea Tutorial
Sturt Desert Pea A new 'Work-in-Progress' tutorial page has been added featuring hints and tips on how to paint the beautiful Sturt Desert Pea. Follow this link to the In Progress 2 page



April 16-18 Trixie Emery - Major Mitchell Cockatoos
Albany Porcelain Art Workshop
April 20-22 Busselton Porcelain Art Group Workshop
Tutor Trixie Emery painting Rosellas
May 4-5
9:30am to 4:00pm
Porcelain Artists of WA
Annual Exhibition and Sale of Work
Exhibition Theme "Imaginality"
May 21-23 Dee Credaro - Heron and 'Pen Tangles'
Albany Porcelain Art Workshop
June 1
General Meeting
June 1
Porcelain Artists of WA
General Meeting
For details visit Calendar and Events Page

Shown below -Sèvres Flower Vase (c.1755-56)

 Sevres bowl


On display at the Wallace Collection in London was this beautiful Flower Vase produced and painted almost 270 years ago at the Sèvres Factory!


To read about the fascinating porcelain and glass exhibits I had the great pleasure to see while in London - Read the full article with additional photos......