Mel Douglas


Accredited Professional Member

Mel Douglas is considered one of Australia’s most dynamic glass artists. She has achieved great success in the last fifteen years since graduating from the renowned Australian National University School of Art in Canberra. Mel Douglas has held many group and solo exhibitions in Australia, the United States, Italy and Singapore. Her work is constantly being called upon by exhibition curators wanting to represent the current trends in the Australian glass scene. Douglas’ glass has been featured in numerous international publications and is included in numerous permanent museum collections including the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. Her delicate, subtle work has earned Douglas many grants and awards, including the 2002 Ranamok Glass Prize. Mel Douglas is interested in the resonance of silence and in making glass forms that induce a state of meditative calm. The fine calibrations of linear engraving, circling and intersecting across each form, transform the black glass into grayscale patterns that trick the eye in their minute irregularities so that they seem to hover on the surface.

Above image: Counterpoise, 2018, kiln formed, cold worked and engraved glass.

Cover image: Inclined (black), 2018, kiln formed, cold worked and engraved glass.