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About Marisa

Marisa D’Aprano has a long established and internationally renowned Porcelain Art Studio in South London. Traditionally trained and highly qualified, Marisa has over thirty years of professional experience in the fine art of painting on porcelain and china.

Marisa is well known for hand painting bespoke and unique commissions and also has a strong reputation as an international teacher, having taught a variety of styles and techniques to china painters throughout the UK, the rest of Europe and in Brazil.

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Hands on Experience

The Porcelain Art Studio offers classes for the hobbyist china painter, from the interested newcomer to the experienced painter wanting some expert advice.
Beginners are welcome at the studio and will be taught how to paint on porcelain using traditional onglaze techniques, learning various styles from European decorative to naturalistic styles and many more advanced techniques including raised paste and gilding.
Class pieces are fired in the studio’s kilns and a further firing service is available for students. Paints, brushes, mediums and other painting materials are all available to purchase from the studio.

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Classes are held during term time and each term consists of a course of 10-12 lessons. Lessons are currently held on Mondays-Thursdays, 10.00am-12.30pm.

As well as creating beautiful painted porcelain during the lessons, students enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the chance to paint and chat, with a tea and coffee break offered during the morning.

Please contact Marisa for more information on current term dates.

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Our Commissions

In her studio, Marisa hand paints bespoke dinner services and giftware by commission in a variety of styles, ranging from traditional to contemporary designs. Her customers include private individuals and companies such as Thomas Goode & Co, Mayfair, where one of her commissions was a 316-piece dinner service for Elton John.
Marisa also hand paints vanity basins, bidets and toilets for interior designers such as Paul Levy Design.
All the pieces are hand painted using traditional techniques and fired in the Studio’s kilns.

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Porcelain Art Studio

Porcelain Art Studio
47 Ancaster Crescent
New Malden