collection by Christine Munro


PAWA (formerly WA Guild) celebrated their 60th Anniversary of foundation, holding a special exhibition at The Palms Community Centre in Subiaco from 3rd to 5th May. There was a special opening event on Friday evening 3rd May.


The theme for the exhibition was 'Imaginality', and besides the exhibition pieces there was also a sales area featuring pieces painted between 1964 and 2024. A large number of hand painted porcelain pieces were on display, both traditional and modern designs, with a wide variety of subject matter. Artists from both Metro and Country areas participated including many APAT members. Many people took advantage of the beautiful autumn weather to visit the exhibition.

Collection by Dee Credaro

The PAWA award for the best collection in the Exhibition section went to 'Perceptions' A collection by Christine Munro. There was also a special display of WA pieces from PAWA’s 'Collectables' vintage pieces.


More photos and commentary is available on the website of Anne Blake visit -


Congratulations to the President and PAWA Committee for a beautiful display and exhibition. For further information about the Porcelain Artists of WA visit their Facebook page.


Shown above right: collection by Christine Munro

Shown above left: collection by Dee Credaro


ALBANY 10th to 12th September, 2024

 Divided background plate by Anne Blake

Following the very successful workshops with South Australian artist Trixie Emery and Busselton Artist Dee Credaro, the Albany Porcelain Art Group will hold it's last 3-day workshop for 2024 in September with Perth artist Anne Blake.


To be held on 10th, 11th and 12th September at the Albany Veteran Car Club just outside Albany, the subject for this workshop is 'Designing for a Divided Background'. 


Class outline: By using a full length design feature to divide the plate or tile, the background is effectively split into two sections. Each sections will then be treated using a contrasting finish one of which will give a 'brocade' effect.


Please phone Barbara from the Albany Porcelain Art Group on 08 9844 4882 to book or for any additional information.





Preparations are underway for the 'Fired Up' 2024 Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers Exhibition and Convention hosted by APAT NSW. The convention will take place from 23rd and 26th October 2024 in Cronulla at the Rydges Cronulla Beachside Hotel. Australasian Convention logo


APAT NSW have launched a website exclusively dedicated to the 2024 Australasian Porcelain Art Convention. The website is easy to navigate with details about Guest and Featured Artists, mini-workshops, demonstrations and other events plus booking details - follow the link below:


The latest edition of 'Fired Up' - Open Medium Magazine was distributed to members in March. Any WA members who did not received their magazine, please contact us.




Betty Schreck


It is with sadness we report the recent passing of Betty Schreck. Betty was a Life Member of APAT-WA, joining the organisation in 1994. She held several positions over the years including President. She received Life Membership in 2010.


Betty passed away at home following a spell in hospital for a fall which had broken her hip.


Our sincere condolences and thoughts go out to Betty’s family.




Connie Risbey demonstrating

APAT WA held a three-day workshop in February with artist and APAT member Connie Risbey. Titled 'The Bling Workshop' it was held across three days in February. Ornate Jug decorated by Connie Risbey



Connie shared her considerable expertise to show students various ways to decorate jewellery and small porcelain pieces. Many techniques were demonstrated including the application of lustre, piping raised past to created line effects, application of decals, use of gold on design, as well as painting and various relief work. Some pieces were to be finished with glued on decorations.


Despite the hot weather, students enjoyed three industrious days producing some diverse and intricate pieces.

photo of students and painting by Connie Risbey


Many thanks go to Connie for sharing her considerable knowledge. Also a thank you to APAT WA for organising the successful event!





shown at top - Connie demonstrating;
below - students at class with their work;

also shown - various porcelain pieces painted by Connie Risbey




Dee Credaro & Kelly preparing for the workshopThe Albany Porcelain Art Workshop group held their 2023 three-day workshop on Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd March, 2023 at the clubhouse of the Albany Veteran Car Club in Albany. Two classes ran concurrently, teachers and their subjects are as follows:Bush Hut plate hand painted by Anne Blake


Dee Credaro – Busselton
Marsupial Animals – Kangaroos, Quokkas or student's choice

Anne Blake – Perth

Aussie Bush Huts - monochrome design featuring penwork & techniques


Congratulations and thanks goes to President Brenda Caelli and all the Albany Committee for yet another well organised and successful event. Classes were well attended and students completed some excellent work and most importantly all seemed to enjoy the experience.


To read a longer in-depth article with additional photos from the workshop visit Anne's website at or contact us.


Shown above right Dee Credaro and 'Kelly' preparing for class; above left Bush Hut plate hand painted by Anne Blake finished using speckled metallic grounding.




At the February AGM members voted to change the membership categories of APAT-WA. Full membership i.e. members actively teaching remains unchanged. The categories of Associate Member and Friend of APAT have been discontinued and replaced by Affiliate Membership.


To read more or to download applications forms visit the About Us page.


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