Bette's China & Glass Painting Supplies


Bette’s China and Glass Painting Supplies continues to provide lovers of Porcelain Art with supplies, specialised advice and access to Australian porcelain Artists via our weekend workshops.

We stock a large range of Porcelain Paints, blank china, brushes and oils for both porcelain and glass for you to purchase.

Our focused weekend workshops with Artist & Owner, Judy Seymour and regular Guest Artists, offer you the opportunity to experiment and learn new techniques.

Guest artists spend many hours preparing for these intensive workshops, providing participants a great range of subjects and expertise.

We also offer:

  • Continuing Term Classes catering for all levels of porcelain Artists Classes are held at four different days and times per week.
  • Children’s workshops – can be arranged for after school or weekends. Birthday Parties are a fabulous option.
  • Customised weekend workshops/classes for small groups.
  • Access to Judy’s Porcelain  Gallery – where you can purchase her outstanding porcelain artworks or make specific requests.


Bette’s China and Glass Painting was established in 1977 to supply the needs of porcelain art lovers Australia wide.

First operated by Bette Tait and situated in Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn [well-known as “Bettes”] Bette built a large and loyal clientele.

In 1986 the Carruthers family took over management of the business and continued the tradition through to 1992 when ownership was transferred to Karen Holland who relocated the business firstly to Camberwell and then onto Vermont, at which time the business name was changed to better reflect the general business purpose.

Judy Seymour is the present owner, artist and teacher, though many other well-known Porcelain artists are invited to join Judy to share their skills in our weekend workshops covering both new and traditional porcelain painting styles.

From 1997 Judy was based in Mont Albert, but the business is now situated in the beautiful suburb of Glen Iris. Close to public transport and within easy travel distance from central Melbourne, with a fully equipped and purpose designed Studio to cater for the needs of today’s Porcelain lovers, artists and students.