Guildhouse was saddened at the passing of Liz Williams in March 2017. In honour of Liz, we are pleased to maintain her profile on this site.
Ceramicist Liz Williams used the traditional and time-honoured method of coiling to create her elegantly stylised figures. Her craftsmanship and fine attention to detail is evident in their highly considered finish and resoundingly handmade qualities. Unsurprisingly, Williams’ influences ranged from an interest in magic realism and surrealism, inspired after time spent in Spain and Mexico, and a passion for the simplicity of Korean and Japanese ceramics. Her belief in the ability of handmade objects to enhance the quality of everyday life informed a thoughtful and highly considered approach.
Williams studied under renowned Australian potter Milton Moon at the South Australian School of Art, going on to teach ceramics at both the University of South Australia and University of Northern Territory. She undertook studio practice at Scripps College in the US, and postgraduate studies in ceramics at the prestigious Goldsmiths College in London. Williams exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and her work is held in a number of public and private collections.