“The light and the dark. The space between. Twilight. The creative space. A moment to let the mind go free. To explore. Here there are no boundaries to confine the process that when fuelled becomes a ball of fire. A force that knows no limits.” - Mel Fraser
MEL FRASER, MRBS
"Stone has its own life. Mel, with her exceptional talent and passion, lights the magic within, giving it the glory and soul." A.H.N.
Mel Fraser is a self-taught sculptor specialising in stone. Her works have been shown at a numerous art fairs around Europe, London and New York, and at prestigious shows such as the Chelsea Flower Show and On Form, 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. She still travels there, sometimes with family, to source her stones.
Mel’s works are held by collectors all over the world. One of the big commissions saw her sculpture installed in Frank Gehry’s famous Opus Building in Hong Kong. Mel has also created a larger than life sized piece of 3 figures in Kilkenny limestone for one of the country’s largest trade unions.
Mel is a Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. She now dedicates her time working on abstract and figurative pieces for new projects from her studio in Cambridge.
"It is with a sixth sense, the sculptor is joined with the stone, reaching for perfect symbiosis"