Maureen Williams is a widely respected artist at the forefront of Australian glass practice. She uses the blown glass vessel as a three-dimensional canvas for her abstract paintings, using high-temperature enamel paint that is worked into linear engravings and sandblasted areas. The paint is covered with successive layers of clear glass, achieving great depth of colour and tone beneath the smooth surface. Maureen’s recent work explores “…the path that we take throughout lives, the land and our relationships. Both real and imaginary views of the land and ourselves within it create fragments of a sense of place and being.”
Maureen Williams studied at the Chisholm Institute of Technology majoring in hot glass and has taught various workshops in Melbourne. She has travelled extensively in Europe and America where she has attended international glass conferences and the Pilchuck and Venezia Aperto Vetro glass schools. Maureen has had numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Australia and overseas with work collected by many institutions including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank and Die NeueSammlung Museum (Munich, Germany).