Welcome to Heather Tailor's web page.
2018 W.A. Guild China Painters Exhibition
my entry 'SAKURA' Japanese Cherry Blossom
'Jewels of the Night' - Moths
2016 W.A. Guild China Painters Exhibition - my entry
A picnic set I painted with West Australian Kangaroo Paws for Australian Fine China (Subiaco WA) in 1963 , presented to Sir Charles Gairdner from the Yachting Association of W.A.
I have been painting on china, porcelain, ceramic, tiles and glass since I was 19. My first teacher was Amy Lakides and later Adelphe King and Kitty Drok. After that I attended Art School until 1978 when I was approached by Fremantle College of TAFE and later Claremont School of Art, to teach the newly introduced TAFE Certificate in Onglaze Painting. Eventually the Certificate was absorbed into electives for the Diploma of Art and Design.
During this time I wrote and published 3 books on the art. 'Lustre for China Painters' in 1991 and 'Easy Onglaze Techniques' 1992. Both books were translated into French and published overseas. The following year with co-author, Helen Jones, I wrote 'Easy Design Techniques published in 1993.
After 12 years teaching for TAFE, I left the Education Department and opened my own shop in Fremantle called Heather Tailor Porcelain Art. I am now retired and spend my time painting in my studio at home and working as Editor for the WA Guild of China Painters. My speciality is Lustre work and Jewellery.