Shaun Fraser is a sculptor and visual artist based in the Scottish Highlands.


Shaun is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art.


He has been featured in exhibits internationally and he has received awards for his work in his home of Scotland.

Solo & Duo Exhibitions

2019
‘Aggregate’
- No20, London, UK
(Duo Show)

2017
‘Dùchas is Dualchas/Instinct & Heritage’
- An Lanntair, Stornoway, UK
(Solo Show)

Group Exhibitions

2019
‘Collect 2019’ Craft Scotland
- Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2018
‘Sinopsi. Exposició col·lectiva Art Nou 2018’
- La Capella, Barcelona, Spain
‘Theories of the Earth’
- Groundwork Gallery, King’s Lynn, UK
‘Flows Works’
- Thurso Gallery, Thurso, UK
‘No20’
- Galería Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain

2017
Showcase alongside ‘Monarch of the Glen’
- Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, UK
‘Glasrijk Tubbergen’
- Tubbergen, The Netherlands
‘London Design Fair’
- Scotland: Craft & Design Pavilion, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
‘Scotland: Craft & Design Pavilion Preview’
- Scotland House, London, UK
‘Of the Land’
- Nairn Arts Festival, Nairn, UK
‘Degree Show 2017’
- Royal College of Art, London, UK
‘Collections’
- Juried Exhibition, Private Residence, London, UK
‘The Emerging and the Established’
- Christie’s, London, UK
‘Work-In-Progress’ (WIP) Show’
- Royal College of Art, London, UK

2016
‘Transition’, ECA Glass Alumni Retrospective
- Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
‘Elemental’, Juried Scottish Glass Society Exhibition
- Coburg House, Edinburgh, UK
‘Elemental’, Juried Scottish Glass Society Exhibition
- Northlands Creative Glass, Caithness, UK
‘Contemporary Glass Society Showcase’
- National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK
‘Work-In-Progress (WIP) Show’
- Royal College of Art, London, UK

2015
‘AcrossRCA’
- Royal College of Art, London, UK
Culloden Battlefield Centre
- Inverness, UK
‘How the Light Gets In’
- Banff Castle, Banff, Aberdeenshire, UK

2014
‘Here We Are At Home’
- Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, UK
‘Tea Green’
- Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
‘Annual Embassy Gallery Members Show’
- Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2013
‘RSA Open 2013’
- Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
‘34th Annual Scottish Glass Society Exhibition’
- The Briggait, Glasgow, UK
‘New Highland Graduates’
- Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, UK
‘Ickle’
- Generator, Dundee, UK
‘Grow’
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, UK
‘Cruth na Tìre/Landscapes’
- Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2012
‘New Designers’
- Business Design Centre, London, UK
‘Degree Show 2012’
- Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

2011
‘Mid-Point’
- Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

Education

Royal College of Art, London, MA (Ceramics & Glass)

2015-2017
Dissertation: ‘How Does What We Make Make Us Who We Are?’
(Awarded Distinction)


Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, BA Hons (Glass)

2008 - 2012


Other Courses
Casting in Nature

8 day kiln work master-class with Colin Reid

Northlands Creative Glass, Caithness. August 2016


From the Outside In

8 day kiln work master-class with Angela Jarman

Northlands Creative Glass, Caithness. September 2012

Collections

Shaun’s work is held in private collections throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, United States and Canada.

Work held in public collections by:
The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), Inverness, UK.
Áras Éanna, Co. Galway, Republic of Ireland.

Galleries

Shaun’s work is currently represented in the following galleries
No20, London, UK.
Gallery Ten, Edinburgh, UK.

Awards & Grants

2018
Finalist
- Art Nou 2018 (Spain)
Visual Arts and Craft Awards Scheme (VACMA)
- High Life Highland in partnership with Creative Scotland

2016
Royal Celtic Society Award
Scottish Glass Society Hamilton Taylor Award
Friends of Northlands scholarship to attend master-class with
Colin Reid.
Motion passed in Scottish Parliament congratulating Shaun on winning 2016 An Sùileachan Residency.

2015
Highland Society of London Award
RCA Bursary
McGlashan Trust Award

2013
New Highland Graduate of the Year (2013)
The Highland Decorative & Fine Art Society Prize
Visual Artists and Craft Awards Scheme (VACMA)
- HI~Arts in partnership with Creative Scotland & HIE

2012
Friends of Northlands scholarship to attend master-class with Angela Jarman.
Contemporary Glass Society Student Prize Runner-Up

Scottish Glass Society Prize
- ‘Best Glass Work in Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show’

Residencies

2017
Flows to the Future; Delivered by the Peatlands Partnership
- Caithness & Sutherland, Scotland

2017
An Sùileachan
- Isle of Lewis/St Kilda, Scotland

2014
Áras Éanna
- Aran Islands, Republic of Ireland

2013
Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design
- Nova Scotia, Canada
Nes
- Skagaströnd, Iceland

Teaching/Public Events

2018
Visiting Lecturer
- Edinburgh College of Art (ECA)

2017
Visiting Lecturer
- Moray School of Art (UHI)
Led 2 day glass casting workshop
- ‘An Lanntair’, Stornoway
Artist’s Talk
- Nairn Book & Arts Festival
Led 4 day glass casting workshop
- City & Guilds of London Art School

2016
Artist’s Talk
- ‘An Lanntair’, Stornoway

2013
Led 4 day glass casting workshop
- Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Nova Scotia

Press & Publications

2017
The Scotsman (UK)
Homes & Interiors Scotland, September/October 2017 (UK)
Scottish Islands Explorer, July/August 2017 (UK)
STV News (UK)

2016
Moray Firth Radio (UK)
Stornoway Gazette, News (UK)

2015
Press & Journal, News (UK)
Mountain Living, Summer 2015 (USA & Canada)

2014
Scottish Islands Explorer, July/August 2014 (UK)

2013
Inverness Courier, Arts & Entertainment (UK)
East Coast Living, Winter 2013 (Canada)
SGS News, Scottish Glass Society Newsletter (UK)
Cape Breton Post, Arts Focus, Year 113, No 167 (Canada)
CBC Radio, Information Morning (Canada)

2012
Glass Network, Issue 45, CGS (UK)
SGS News, Scottish Glass Society Newsletter (UK)