Diana Williams (Honorary Professor)
Born: 1958, Germany


2010 – 2019 Professor, Zhang Siping, Jingdezhen, China
2005 – 2019 Great Sculpting Master, Liu Yuanchang, Jingdezhen, Jiang Xi Province, China
1999 – 2019 Mrs Patricia Begg OAM, President Ceramics & Glass Circle of Australia, Melbourne


2016 – 2017 Zhen Ru Tang, Studio residency, Jingdezhen. Slip-casting; Glazing; Joining & Fettling; Firing
2014 – 2016 Professor Zhang Siping, Jingdezhen, China. Porcelain sculpture
2005 – 2018 Great Master, Professor Liu Yuanchang, Jingdezhen, China. Porcelain sculpture; Sculpture dissection; Mould making; Press moulding; Underglaze painting; Glazing; Firing
2015 Yuan Tong Quan studio, Slip-casting; Joining; Fettling; Firing
2015 Brian Keyte studio, Wheel throwing & glazing, Melbourne
2013 Sandra Black, studio practice & working with Australian clay. Perth, WA
2012 Certificate IV, NEIT. Training & Assessment, Mornington, Melbourne
2003 Andreas Knobl, Meissen overglaze techniques: airbrushing; gold work. Munich, Germany
2002 Graham Hay, Paper-clay workshop held at Canberra potters Assoc. Canberra
2001 Fay Robinson, Glass workshop, Canberra Museum & Gallery, Canberra, kiln forming; airbrush; decorative techniques, firing
1990 -1996 Weekly overglaze painting classes plus 3 annual workshops in Watercolour, Acrylic and Overglaze painting. Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne


2019 Fragrant Garden studio ‘Sculpture Factory’, Jingdezhen, China
2018 ‘Jingdezhen WANGLONG Ceramics company’, studio, Jingdezhen, China
2017 Jingdezhen Ceramic University, International Ceramic Research Residency, China
2016 – 2017 ‘Zhen Ru Tang’ Ceramic company, Ceramic Art Studio, Sanbao, Jingdezhen, China
2005 – 2019 Annual residency to work alongside and collaborate with Great Sculpting Master Liu, Fragrant Garden studio ‘Sculpture Factory’, Jingdezhen, China
2004 – Ongoing Artist Residency invitation, Fragrant Garden Studio, Jingdezhen, China
Teaching and organisations:
2011 Ceramics & Glass Circle of Australia and Singapore – historical tour for members to
Jingdezhen, China – organization and hosting.
2004 Onglaze Ceramic painting workshop, Jingdezhen 1,000-year Ceramics Exhibition
and Trade Fair, Jingdezhen, China
2002 – 2003 Onglaze Ceramic painting workshop, Volkhochschule, Emmendingen Germany
2002 Onglaze Ceramic painting workshop, Waldhof, Freiburg, Germany
2000 – 2002 Founder/President, ACT On-glaze Artists Association Incorporated, Australia
1998 – 2000 President, Australian Capital Territory Porcelain Artists Association Incorporated
2001 Organiser of exhibition and education program; marketing & fundraising for the
“Centenary of Federation, ‘Porcelain Art into the New Millennium’: 100 years of porcelain
painting history in Australia.” Curated by Peter Haynes, Director Canberra Museums and
Galleries, ACT, Australia. A two-year project and the first of its kind in Australia
1995 – 2007 Ceramic/Glass & watercolour painting workshops, own studio, Canberra
1997 – 1998 President Australian Capital Territory Porcelain Painters Association.

Exhibitions and Awards:

2020 ‘Artistic Sound’, Virtual art exhibition, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli Art University, Turkey
Ceramic Masters’ exhibition, WANGLONG Gallery & Museum, Jingdezhen
2018 Solo exhibition, ‘HIGH FIRED MOTHERHOOD’, Jingdezhen China Ceramic Museum, Jiang Xi Province, China. Curator Jane Milosch, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Prize, International exhibition, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
Magnetic Field Gallery, Group exhibition, ‘Sculpture Factory’, Jingdezhen, China
2017 Awarded an Honorary Professor, School of International Studies, Jingdezhen Ceramic University, Jiang Xi Province, China
Clunes Ceramic Recognition Award, Victoria, Australia
‘Gifted’, Skepsi Gallery Melbourne
Jingdezhen Ceramic University International artists travelling exhibition, Ji An, Jiang Xi Province, China
‘Contemporary Australian Ceramics’, Skepsi @ Montsalvat, Melbourne
Collaborative Exhibition, with Great Sculpting Master Liu Yuanchang, ‘Sculpture Factory’, Jingdezhen, China
2016 ‘Distinctive’, Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne
‘International Exhibition for Peace’, German-Lebanese Cultural Centre, Lebanon
‘Masters’ and Teachers’ Sculpture & Overglaze Painting’ exhibition, Women Artists Assoc. Jingdezhen, China
Women Artists, Jiang Xi Province Women’s Artists’ Association, China
Collaborative Exhibition, with Great Sculpting Master Liu Yuanchang, ‘Sculpture Factory’, Jingdezhen, China
2015 ‘International Exhibition for Peace’, United Nations and Beirut Art, La Crypte De Saint Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon
Finalist, Manningham Victorian Ceramic Awards, Melbourne
‘A Potted History of Canberra Region Ceramics’, Canberra Museum and Gallery collection, Australian Ceramics Triennale
‘Interplay – Aesthetic Charm Material Challenge’ Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne
Collaborative Exhibition, with Great Master Liu Yuanchang, ‘Sculpture Factory’, Jingdezhen, China
2014 ‘Bridging a Path for Peace’, Sunset Odyssey International Art Exhibition, Beirut Art and Generis, Byblos, Lebanon
‘Conflict: Contemporary Responses to War, University of Queensland Museum. Brisbane
2012 – 2014 Collaborative Exhibition, with Great Sculpting Master Liu Yuanchang, ‘Sculpture Factory’, Jingdezhen, China
2012 ‘Macho’, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Georgetown, Washington DC, USA
2011 Fragrant Gallery Collaborative Exhibition with Great Sculpting Master Liu, Jingdezhen,
2010 – 2011 39th Gangjin Celadon Festival, Korea
2010 ‘International Artist Exhibition’, Ceramic Trade Fair, Jingdezhen, China
SOFA Art Fair, New York. Represented by Crossmackenzie Gallery, Washington DC, USA
2009 ‘The Masters Exhibition’, Jingdezhen Ceramic Museum, China
Crossmackenzie Gallery, Group exhibition, Georgetown, Washington DC, USA
Magnetic Field Gallery, group exhibition, ‘Sculpture Factory’, Jingdezhen, China
2008 Solo exhibition, ‘High Fired, Diana Williams: Ceramics’, Australian Embassy, Washington DC, USA. Curator Beatrice Gralton
‘The Masters Exhibition’, Jingdezhen Ceramic Museum, Jingdezhen, China
Art39Basel, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland
‘Master Bing Liang and Diana Williams’, collaborative exhibition, Shenzhen, China Magnetic Field Gallery, Group exhibition, Jingdezhen, China
‘Communicate’, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang University Museum Gallery, International artist, Collaborative Exhibition, Shenyang, China
2007 ‘Dangerous Liaisons’, Kanberra Winery, Glass and Ceramics, Canberra
‘Crucibles’, CraftACT, Canberra
Australian Porcelain Art Teachers Exhibition, National Convention Centre, Melbourne
2006 ‘Great Sculpting Master Liu Yuanchang and Diana Williams’, Hai Jing Gallery, Shanghai Collector’s Exhibition, Contemporary Artist’s Association, Melbourne
2005 Solo exhibition, ‘THE HIGH FIRED SERIES’, Australian Capital Territory, Legislative Assembly Gallery, Canberra
‘The Great Sculpting Master and an Australian Ceramic Artist’. Collaborative exhibition with Professor Liu Yuanchang, Shanghai, China
2004 International Artist. ‘The Masters Exhibition’, and Ceramics Fair Exhibition, Jingdezhen,
‘Some Hands Handsome’, Fragrant Garden Gallery, Sculpture Factory, Jingdezhen,
2003 National Convention Centre Exhibition, Australian Porcelain Art Teachers Association, Sydney
2001 ‘Porcelain Art into the New Millennium: 100 years of porcelain painting history in
Australia’, Canberra. Curated by Director Peter Haynes
2000 Australian Porcelain Art Teachers Association, group exhibition, Darling Harbour, Sydney
1999 -1991 ‘Australian Capital Territory Porcelain Artists Association’, group exhibition, Canberra


Howard & Roberta Ahmanson collection, USA; Jingdezhen China Ceramic Museum, China; Australian War Memorial (Australian Capital Territory); Australian Embassy, Washington DC (USA); Canberra Museum & Gallery (ACT); Jingdezhen Ceramic University, China
Private Collections: Australia, Germany, China, Switzerland, USA, Korea, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, England, New Zealand, France

Publications and Media:

Ceramics Monthly, USA, Nov 2020, Xin Hua News Beijing; CIDU Jingdezhen TV & News 2018; CCTV Documentary, “Four Foreign Artists working in China”, Xin Hua News, Beijing 2015; The Journal of Australian Ceramics 2016. “Conflict – Contemporary responses to war”, Queensland Museum, 2015; CI, porcelain art magazine, Vol 1, Beijing, 2014; The 38thGangjin Celadon Festival, Exhibition of International artists’ works, 2010; Freisinger Tagblatt, Munich, Germany, 2009; Korean Arts, magazine; Craft Arts International, Issue 74, Australia; Arts Monthly; Washington Post Express; Nanchang Daily News; Jiangxi Province Pictorial; Jingdezhen Daily; Shanghai Daily News, 2008; Canberra Times, “The Arts” 2007;Ceramics Technical; Australian Ceramics and Pottery; Canberra Times Panorama; Australian Porcelain Decorator; Revista International Ceramica Spain, 2005


Jingdezhen China Ceramic Museum; Skepsi Gallery, (Melbourne); Jingdezhen Ceramic University, (China); Australian Embassy, Washington DC, USA; Canberra Museum and Gallery; National Library of Australia (Canberra); The Legislative Assembly Gallery (Canberra); Ceramics & Glass Circle of Australia (Melbourne); Asia study group (Melbourne); University of the Third Age (Melbourne); Waldhof – Haus Der Weiter Verbilderung (Germany); Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China; Jingdezhen Ceramic University; Liaoning University; West Virginia University & Anadolu Fine Art University, (presentation held in Jingdezhen, China); Diana Williams studios, Melbourne, Canberra and in Jingdezhen, China.