Mini Workshop – Black on White / White on Black

Anne Blake - Black on White - Porcelain Workshop - Australian Porcelain Art Teachers Convention and Exhibition October 2024

Anne Blake

To create a design working with the numerous monochrome paints, finishes and textures available to the porcelain artist. Students will explore the design effects that can be achieved using various monochrome paints and texture products. Together we will explore how to apply white relief on black and a true black relief on white.

This demonstration will include Debbie Good’s ‘All Colour Relief’ which allows for a perfect black enamel finish. Students will need to bring a pre-fired simple grounded shape or sillouette applied that can be used as a base for more design work. The workshop will be adjusted for all levels of experience.

Artworks by Anne Blake

About Anne Blake

My interest in art has existed for as long as I can recall but my introduction to porcelain painting came in the early 1990s. I have been an enthusiastic china painter since then.

The opportunity to both live and travel in remote outback regions of northern Australia has influenced my work and given me a great appreciation of Australian flora and fauna. Many years spent as an enthusiastic scuba diver also provided me with a wonderful opportunity to experience and explore the marine environment off the West Australian coast. I enjoy incorporating local reef scenes and fish into my designs.

Exhibiting mainly in Western Australia, I have been the recipient of several trophies and awards from the Perth Royal Show, the Porcelain Artists of Western Australia and local agricultural shows. I am a past president and life member of the Porcelain Artists of WA (formerly the WA Guild of China Painters) and member of the Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers Association (WA Region). I regularly participate in china painting events, teach at workshops and judge at local shows.

In 2014 I co-authored and published with Kaye MacLean the book ‘Golden Reflections – A Celebration of 50 Years’. The book traces the origins of china painting in Western Australia and follows the WA Guild of China Painters from its inception in 1964 to 2014. The book was launched as part of the 2014 Golden Anniversary celebrations of the Guild.

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