JULY WORKSHOP with DEE CREDAROAudrey at the July Workshop

demonstration piece by Dee Credaro


APAT WA held a two-day workshop with Busselton Artist and APAT WA President, Dee Credaro on 23rd and 24th July 2022. The venue was McDougal House in Como.


Plate shown left (before 2nd and 3rd firing) is the demonstration piece painted by Dee. Also shown is APAT member Audrey at the workshop.





artwork from convention booklet

APAT Victoria have announced details of the rescheduled 18TH Australasian Exhibition and Convention. It will be held 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 APAT WA's President, DEE CREDARO from Busselton, Western Australia. Members should by now have received their latest issue (#6) of Open Medium which contains updated details.


Bookings and enquiries regarding the event to be directed to APAT Victoria at Updated information will be posted to this website as it becomes available.


APAT WA 2022 Exhibition

small ad for APAT Exhibition

APAT WA will hold its exhibition and sale of work, 'Petals & Fur - Local Australiana' in the south-west City of Busselton, WA. The venue is the historic Old Court House in the ArtGeo Complex, Queen Street (Jetty end), Busselton. To be held from Saturday 26th November to Sunday 4th December, 2022 from 9:30am to 4:00pm daily. Admission is free and work will be available for sale.


The exhibition will feature hand painted porcelain art from members of the Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers Association. A wide variety of subject matter will be on display including wildflowers, animals, birds, fish, insects and more. Many hours of work, individual style and techniques ensure each piece on display is original and unique. Artists will be on hand daily to answer questions about the art.


Busselton is a beautiful city to visit so mark your calendar to coincide with this exhibition of high-quality hand painted porcelain art. Click this link to download copy of the invitation (pdf) or if you require any further information please contact us.



Vase by Dee CredaroDee Credaro demonstrating at the PAWA exhibition


The Porcelain Artists of WA (formerly the WA Guild of China Painters) held its annual exhibition and sale of work at the Palms Community Centre, Subiaco on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May. The theme for the 2022 exhibition was ‘Art Deco Inspired’.


The sunny autumn day brought out many visitors to the exhibition. A wide variety of hand painted porcelain was on display covering many subjects, painted in both traditional and modern styles. Visitors to the exhibition were treated to an excellent demonstration of portrait painting by APAT WA President, Dee Credaro.


PAWA Members were invited to paint a collection of up to seven pieces Interpreting the Art Deco theme. First prize was awarded to Heather Tailor, second prize to Irena Kopec and third prize to Christine Munro. Artists from both City and Country areas participated including several APAT WA members.


Congratulations to PAWA for a beautiful display and exhibition! For more information contact PAWA on 9330 4909.


exhibits from PAWA 2022 exhibition


Shown top right vase by Dee Credaro. Shown above exhibits Left to Right: Cranes by Carolyn Pollitt; Abstract plant by Carolyn Pollitt; Red-back spider vase by Anne Blake; West Australian Reef scene by Anne Blake.


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





Students Ruth & Zilla at the workshop

APAT WA held a three day workshop with guest artist Anne Blake between the 12th and 14th February. The workshop, titled 'Silhouettes' was held at McDougal House in Como across what proved to be three very hot days.

Silhouette of Blue Wren painted by Anne Blake


Link to further article on workshop


The subject was handled enthusiastically by the students who chose a diverse range of subjects to feature as their silhouette. Once a subject had been decided upon the design was enhanced using products such as liquid bright gold, textures pastes and/or lustre finishes to give each design contrast and impact. The class was good humoured and friendly with both experienced and some novice painters. Some beautiful work was produced by these talented ladies!


To read more about the class, follow the above link to a special news page which has more comment and photographs.


Shown above: Ruth & Zilla busy at the class; Wren Silhouette plate by Anne Blake.




It was with regret after careful consideration, the Albany Porcelain Art Workshop committee have announced the cancellation of the March 2022 workshop due to the developing situation with the Covid 19 virus in Western Australia.


Hopefully we can look forward to the return of this much loved event in 2023. For additional information please contact Barbara on 9844 4882 or Ruth on 9841 5013 from the Albany Porcelain Art Workshop committee.




A mini 'paint-along' workshop was held immediately after the August General Meeting at McDougal House, 20 Clydesdale Street, COMO. The subject was Mountain Scenery using techniques of palette knife painting (plus fingers and brushes!) and was well attended by members.


NZ Mountain scene by Connie RisnbeyThe subject was a New Zealand-type mountain scene and was painted on oblong (landscape shaped) ceramic tiles, chosen to accommodate the build-up of paint resulting from this technique. Under Connie's expert eye those in the class were able to produce a first fire piece. Many found the use of a palette knife challenging but very interesting.


Thank you to Connie for a very interesting workshop.

Shown: mountain scene tile painted by Connie Risbey and Connie demonstrating at the workshop

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