Traditional Hand-Painted Porcelain by

Debbi Good

Debbi Good

Porcelain Artist

Debbi Good is an artist, based in the Adelaide Hills, Australia, who specialises in exquisite hand painted porcelain art works.

Capturing animal & human portraits, and scenes beyond the typical ‘porcelain plates’ Debbi is pushing the boundaries of porcelain painting, and in doing so is striving to keep this art form alive, recognised and appreciated.

Porcelain offers a variety of different ‘canvases’. Debbi’s works include plates, vases and tiles. 

Painting On Plates

Traditionally the porcelain artistry was used on plateware and other porcelain pieces.

Porcelain Vases

Always one to be willing to experiment with different shapes and sizes, Debbi’s works are painted a vast array of different porcelain finishes including this intricate vase.

Porcelain Tiles

The medium of painting on porcelain offers the more serious artist a myriad of products to achieve unbelievable results.

Debbi Good

In her own words

Porcelain painting is a wonderful art form to explore. I encountered it in my early twenties and the ‘bug’ has not left yet. I was fortunate, in that circumstances enabled me to to learn from some of the extremely talented artists/teachers that worked for the factories still operating in the UK at that time.   Artists from factories such as Royal Crown Derby and Royal Worcester.  I owe them a huge debt of gratitude for the skills that they generously passed on to me .

For the hobby painter, Porcelain painting has many wonderful and varied social connections around the world. This can be in the form of a small group of students attending a weekly class, or an individual master class for someone that wants to learn something specific without distractions. There are seminars to attend that are organised around the world, with various artists offering a diverse selection of styles and techniques tailored to an individuals abilities and design ideas.

For the more serious artist, porcelain art offers a myriad of products which can be tailored to the requirements of the artist and their style of work. Apart from an extensive range of colour options which – depending on the series, are totally intermixable, there are also lustres, golds, reliefs, metallics, frits. The layering of these offer infinite versatility for taste and style. 

Porcelain is not the ‘fragile’ body that many think it is, it is actually surprisingly resilient if it is treated and handled with care. Another factor, which cannot be ignored, is that porcelain and to a greater degree bone china, offers a luminous quality to painted work that cannot be achieved with paper. It will not fade and the paint once applied is permanent. 

So, what can I offer personally with regards to the above ?

 

I am available to paint works on a tile, plate, vase, which can be used as a gift or house decoration. My subjects include animals, portraits, landscapes and flowers as well as fantasy. I have a selection of my work available for sale most of the time, please contact me for more information here.

 

I am available to teach master classes and seminars on the art of porcelain painting. This includes private tuition to individuals, groups or schools and I will happily demonstrate and or exhibit at conventions or schools – Any location will be considered.

 

 

Porcelain painting has been the platform that has enabled me to travel around the world meeting many wonderful people along the way including other artists, teachers, students and their families.

I have taught and demonstrated in America, Hong Kong, France, Portugal, the UK and the country I now reside in with my family –  Australia.

My husband and I operate a family business “Interdec Australia”  which represents European companies with the sale of products for porcelain, glass and pottery. Our product range includes colour pigments, mediums, brushes, golds and lustres. Our newest agency acquisition is the fantastic German company Rohde, makers of kilns, slab rollers and potters wheels, whom we now represent Australia wide.

I also carry my own range of products – colours, brushes and oils sold under the “Debbi Good” brand name, which are all available from the Interdec website.

 

 

I am experienced at teaching the following subjects:  

Animal and Human Portraiture

Flowers

Landscapes

Design techniques for fantasy pieces.

 

Techniques taught include:

on-glaze painting techniques,

paste work and gilding,

lustre

design.

 

All of my work is HAND PAINTED using brushes, with the exception of lustre which is applied differently.  NO decals are used on my work and neither are any decals available for replicating my designs.

I also do not pen any of my work – if that is the method that you wish to learn and use, then I am afraid that I cannot help you.

I have included a small piece on the history of porcelain further on (read here), which includes a little information about decals, if this is something you are not familiar with then please do us both the courtesy of reading about them and how they have changed the way this artwork is produced and sold.

 

 

Debbi Good

In her own words

Porcelain painting is a wonderful art form to learn. I encountered it in my early twenties and the ‘bug’ has not left yet. Fortunately I was able to learn from some amazingly talented artists/teachers that worked for the factories of Royal Crown Derby and Royal Worcester in the UK and I owe them a huge debt of gratitude for the gift they gave me.

For the hobby painter, Porcelain painting has wonderful and varied social connections around the world. It can be a weekly class of a group of students, or an individual master class for someone that wants to learn something specific without distractions. There are seminars to attend with various different artists offering many different styles and techniques tailored to abilities and designs.

Apart from an extensive range of colour options which – depending on the series, are totally intermixable, there is also lustres, golds, reliefs, metallics, frits and the layering of these again offers versatility for taste and style.

Porcelain is not the ‘fragile’ body that many think it is, it is actually very resilient as long as it is treated well and offers a luminosity to painted work that cannot be achieved with paper. It will not fade and the paint will not come off.

Porcelain painting has been the platform that has enabled me to travel around the world meeting many wonderful people along the way including other artists, teachers, students and their families.

I have taught and demonstrated in America, Hong Kong, France, Portugal, the UK and the country I now reside in with my family –  Australia.

 

My husband and I operate a family business “Interdec Australia”  which represents European companies with the sale of products for porcelain, glass and pottery. Our product range includes colour pigments, mediums, brushes, golds and lustres. Our newest agency acquisition is the fantastic German company Rohde, makers of kilns, slab rollers and potters wheels, whom we now represent Australia wide.

 

I also carry my own range of products – colours, brushes and oils sold under the “Debbi Good” brand name, which are all available from the Interdec website.

So, what can I offer personally with regards to the above ?

 

I am available to paint works on a tile, plate, vase, which can be used as a gift or house decoration. My subjects include animals, portraits, landscapes and flowers as well as fantasy. I have a selection of my work available for sale most of the time, please contact me for more information here.

 

I am available to teach master classes and seminars on the art of porcelain painting. This includes private tuition to individuals, groups or schools and I will happily demonstrate and or exhibit at conventions or schools – Any location will be considered.

I am experienced at teaching the following subjects:  

Animal and Human Portraiture

Flowers

Landscapes

Design techniques for fantasy pieces.

 

Techniques taught include:

on-glaze painting techniques,

paste work and gilding,

lustre

design.

 

All of my work is HAND PAINTED using brushes, with the exception of lustre which is applied differently.  NO decals are used on my work and neither are any decals available for replicating my designs.

I also do not pen any of my work – if that is the method that you wish to learn and use, then I am afraid that I cannot help you.

I have included a small piece on the history of porcelain further on (read here), which includes a little information about decals, if this is something you are not familiar with then please do us both the courtesy of reading about them and how they have changed the way this artwork is produced and sold.

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