Ruth Little's Studio

3108 81st Street
Lubbock, TX 79423
Fax: 1-806-748-0158


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Ruth Little, world famous lecturer, shares her expertise through her books on China, Lamp and Decorative Painting, her Cookbook and her book of Inspirational Verses. Her books express not only her love for art, antiques and restoration of past treasures but her love for teaching others how to express themselves through art.

Her latest book ,"China Painting for Fun, Fame or Fortune" has a companion video which makes her instruction even more informative.
Ruth Little, an exceptional lady of vast talents and endless energy, lived from 1907 to 1997. She was deeply involved in the art of china painting for more than 30 years. She taught china painting seminars across the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand and lectured and judged numerous exhibits. She has written and published 6 of which"Painting China for Pleasure and Profit" is available in both English and Spanish.

Ruth Little

Books by Ruth Little
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"Painting China For Pleasure and Profit"


"La Pinture de la Porcelana Por Placer y Provecho"

Spanish translation



  • Painting for Pleasure
  • Supplies
  • Kilns
  • Firing
  • Preparing Colors and Palette
  • Brush Strokes
  • Making a Color Chart
  • Color
  • Design
  • Design Modification
  • Backgrounds
  • Gold
  • Lustre
  • Enamels
  • Raised Paste
  • Matt Colors
  • Wild Roses
  • Small Roses
  • Roses
  • Pansies
  • Violets
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Pine Cones
  • Acorns
  • Petits Motifs
  • Dinner Sets
  • Antique China
  • Point System (for Competitions)
  • Painting on Stencil Paper
  • How to Mend China
  • Hydrofluoric Acid
  • Flux
  • Glaze
  • Definitions
  • Originality
  • How to Start a Class
  • Painting for Profit
  • Letter to the Husband of a China Painter
  • Firing Chart
"Old Lamps and New: Restoring and Decorating"


This is a complete "How to" book on restoring and decorating old kerosene lamps, concisely written. It outlines the history of the kerosene lamp, shows how to identify various styles of lamps and covers the painting and firing of new globes.
For anyone wanting to restore or paint lamps , this book is a MUST!

"Food for Thought: A Cookbook With Washable Pages"

"Food for Thought" is a potpourri of delicious recipes in a beautiful cookbook with a firm, laminated, full-color binding. It contains over 500 recipes from 1889-1907, 1910-1989. Many full-color pages, plus original artwork by Ruth scattered throughout.

"The Heart That Gives Gathers"


an inspirational book with Bible verses on the art of giving and receiving. This was Ruth's personal motto. Ruth's handpainted roses and bluebirds are throughout the book. This item makes a lovely gift for all occasions.

Ruth's Latest Book

China Painting for Fun, Fame or Fortune



  • Let's Talk About Talent
  • Supplies You Need
  • About Kilns and Firing
  • Facts About Firing
  • How to Prepare Colors for the Palette
  • The Importance of Brushstrokes
  • Preparing and Firing a Color Chart
  • Varieties of Color Uses
  • How to Design your China
  • How to Modify a Design
  • Wet Tinting and Dry Dusting
  • How to Apply Gold
  • How to Use Lustre
  • Soft and Hard Enamels
  • Artistic Purposes for Matt Colors
  • Wild Roses, Step-by-step
  • Baby Roses, Step-by-step
  • Pansies, Step-by-step
  • Violets,Step-by-step
  • Blackberries, Step-by-step
  • Pine Cones, Step-by-step
  • Designs for Small Pieces
  • How to Design Dinner Sets
  • Treasure Hunting in Antique Shops
  • Flux and its Uses
  • Glaze and its Uses
  • The Value of Painting China on Stencil Paper
  • How to Mend China
  • How to Start a Class
  • Enjoy Teaching
  • How to Make a Doily Plate
  • How to do Petit-Point/Tapestry Work
  • How to Photograph your Work
  • A Hint to the Wise is Sufficient
  • Ideas for Greeting Cards
  • Works of the Old Masters from Ruth's Collection

Ruth's Video

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"Roses: What I Do Best"



Ruth's Newest BOOK:
"China Painting for Fun, Fame or Fortune"
Video:"Roses: What I Do Best"

BOTH for only $39.95

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