APAT Western Australia is a not-for-profit association and affiliated member of the Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers Association.


It was originally founded in 1967 under the name of 'China Painters Teachers Association' (CPTA) to support teachers of porcelain painting in Western Australia. Today its objectives are to foster closer relationships between teachers of the art and to hold working exhibitions aimed at producing higher standards, the adoption of new techniques and generally improving the art of porcelain painting.


APAT WA has an active committee and organisation holding regular meetings in Perth. It produces six newsletters annually, hosts guest speakers, organises porcelain painting workshops and holds exhibitions and sales of work. A Regional Exhibition is held every second year on the alternate year to APAT's Australasian Convention. For the latest information visit the Events Page or contact the Secretary.



Plate by Gwen Burgess


Plate hand painted by Gwen Burgess







Teachers are invited to apply for Associate Membership and be later assessed for Full Membership of APAT WA, application form and conditions are available from the Secretary who will be happy to provide any additional information.


Non-teachers or anybody with an interest in the fine art of Porcelain Painting are invited to become a Friend of APAT WA. For a small annual fee, Friends are invited to talks by special guest speakers, attend workshops (with discounts available) and more. For more information please contact the Secretary who will be happy to provide further information.


Current membership fees are shown below.

MEMBERSHIP FEES - due 1st January


full membership:

Australia             $45

Overseas            $60


associate membership:

Australia             $25

Overseas            $30


Friends of APAT WA:

joining fee            $10

annual fee             $5



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