Maureen Williams has achieved significant artistic success with her glass sculptures and forms over the last twenty three years.
Maureen is world renowned for her inventive techniques. She is as much a painter as a glass artist. Maureen expresses herself through abstract imagery, and combines these extraordinary paintings with traditional glass blowing. The creation of her work involves blowing glass blanks or parisons which are cooled and intricately painted with Paradise paint. These are then reheated, picked up on the blowing iron and covered with successive gathers of clear glass which entraps the paint beneath the outer surface of the glass.
Maureen has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas. Her work has been included in the prestigious collections of the Die Neue Sammlung Museum in Germany, the Meseu do Vidro da Marinha Grande in Portugal, The Australian National Gallery and the National Gallery of Victoria, amongst others.
Her works are held in hundreds of private collections around the world, as well as some of the finest public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of Queensland, Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Artbank, Die Neue Sammlung Museum, Munich, Germany, and the Meseu do Vidro da Marinha Grande, Marinha Grande, Portugal.
Maureen has been running her own hot glass studio in Melbourne Australia since 1993. She is a widely respected artists who has worked tirelessly as an advocate for the promotion of contemporary studio glass.