‘Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.’


Mel Fraser is a contemporary 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 numerous art fairs around Europe and New York, The Chelsea Flower Show and most recently at On Form 16, the UK’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.

Her work is held by collectors all over the world and a recent commission saw her work installed in Frank Gehry’s Opus Building in Hong Kong.

In December 2015 she finished working on a larger than life-sized piece of 3 figures in Kilkenny limestone for one of the UK’s largest trade unions, the GMB.

Mel is happy to consider commissions.

Mel and the Evolutions for Beijing

Photogragh by Ros Fraser

Mel Fraser with two Grand Evolutions carved from a single boulder of alabaster, commissioned by a hotel in Beijing.

Mel at on form 16 with interested visitors

Mel, by Flusso I, at on form 16 with attentive visitors

After a busy spring and early summer where Mel once again exhibited at on form, the UK’s most prestigious stone-only sculpture exhibition held at Asthall Manor in The Cotswolds, Mel’s work will be shown by the Sheridan Russell Gallery at the Affordable Art Fair at Battersea on October 20th to 23rd and the Edinburgh Art Fair from the 18th to 20th November 2016.

Mel’s studio is 5 miles east of Cambridge and can be visited by appointment.

To discuss availability of pieces, prices, commissions or a visit to the studio, copy and paste into your email programme or phone +44(0)7729 774145.

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