Mel Fraser is a self taught sculptor specialising in stone. She has worked from a variety of studios in and around Cambridge since the mid nineties. She is equally at home working on abstract or figurative pieces and her work has been shown at a number of Cambridge’s colleges, Alexandra Palace, The Chelsea Flower Show, The Grove in Hertfordshire, Doddington Hall and most recently at On Form 14, the country’s most prestigious sculpture exhibition devoted solely to stone.
Mel has worked in Carrara and Pietrasanta in Italy, at the quarries and stone yards in Kilkenny, Ireland and has a long collaboration with members of the Shona tribe from Zimbabwe. She has also been involved in a project with eminent cardiothoracic surgeon, Francis Wells where she attended several operations before producing works inspired by the inner workings of the human body.
Her work is held by collectors all over the world and a recent commission saw her work placed in Frank Gehry’s Opus Building, Hong Kong.
She is currently working on a larger than life sized piece of 3 figures in Kilkenny limestone for one of the country’s largest trade unions.
'Mel Fraser is a sculptor of exceptional talent who will assuredly be at the forefront of collected sculptors of the future. Working both figuratively and in the abstract her stone pieces have a presence that cannot be ignored.'
- Art Contact