Elizabeth Mavrick

Elizabeth Mavrick

Elizabeth was born in Western Australia and moved to Sydney in 1979 to study Visual Arts at the Sydney College of the Arts, graduating in 1982.

In 1990, when she returned to her childhood home of Fremantle,  Elizabeth turned her full focus to glass. Since then she has been creating and developing her own designs in her chosen medium of art glass.  Much of her signature kiln-formed work has been inspired by visits to the Pilbara and Kimberly regions of WA where the vastness, openness and diversity of the country and its people have had an incredible impact on how she approaches her work.

The solitude and space inspired Elizabeth to change the size and colours of her pieces: reds, oranges and blues have become key elements in her glass.  She is fascinated by the calmness and power of these colours which represent the uniqueness and beauty of Australia.

Predominately using Bullseye Glass from Portland in Oregon, USA, Elizabeth overlays various glass powders and other glasses that have similar coefficients of expansion.  These are then fused in one of her three kilns,  her largest kiln having the bed space of 2.2m x 1.2m which allows Elizabeth to create very large pieces of work.

Elizabeth's work has been shown in mixed exhibitions across Australia and in the US.  She has also held three solo exhibitions in Western Australia.  Commissions for major corporations and organizations such as BHP; Chamber Five; the Chinese Embassy in East Perth; CSIRO; the Perth Mint and the Premier's Department, to name a few.  Elizabeth has also been commissioned for major architectural projects for buildings such as the Water Wall at the Wills Building, Kings Street, Perth, the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Langley Hotel in Perth.

Her highly sought after pieces have been acquired in many private collections both in Australia and overseas.

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