C.V.

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

Shaun is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art with an Honours Degree in Glass.

His glass castings have been featured in exhibits across the U.K. and he has received awards for his glass work in his native home of Scotland.

email: shaunfraser90@googlemail.com

Education:

  • Royal College of Art, London: MA (Ceramics & Glass), 2015 – 2017
  • 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 at Northlands Creative Glass, Caithness – August 2016
  • From the Outside In, 8 day kiln work master-class with Angela Jarman at Northlands Creative Glass, Caithness. – September 2008

Exhibitions:

  • Work-In-Progress (WIP) Show: Royal College of Art, London, UK – 01/17
  • Transition: ECA Glass Alumni Retrospective, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK – 09/16
  • Elemental: Juried Scottish Glass Society Exhibition, Coburg House, Edinburgh and Northlands Creative Glass, Caithness, UK – 07/16 to 09/16
  • Contemporary Glass Society Showcase: National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK – 02/16 to 03/16
  • Work-In-Progress (WIP) Show: Royal College of Art, London, UK – 01/16
  • AcrossRCA: Royal College of Art, London, UK – 10/15
  • Culloden Battlefield Centre, Inverness, UK – 06/15
  • How the Light Gets In: Banff Castle, Banff, Aberdeenshire, UK – 05/15
  • Here We Are At Home: Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, UK – 08/14
  • Tea Green: Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK – 07/14
  • Annual Embassy Gallery Members Show: Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK – 02/14
  • RSA Open 2013: Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK – 11/13 to 01/14
  • 34th Annual Scottish Glass Society Exhibition: The Briggait, Glasgow, UK – 11/13
  • New Highland Graduates: Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, UK – 09/13 to 10/13
  • Ickle: Generator, Dundee, UK – 08/13
  • Grow: Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, UK – 07/13
  • Cruth na Tìre / Landscapes: Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, UK – 04/13
  • New Designers: Business Design Centre, London, UK – 07/12
  • Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show: Edinburgh, UK – 06/12
  • Mid-Point: 3rd year Design School Exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK – 03/11

Collections:

Shaun’s work is held in private collections throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, 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 & Outlets:

Shaun’s work is currently represented in the following galleries:

Awards & Grants:

  • 2016

  • 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 the 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 – HI~Arts in partnership with Creative Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Argyll and Bute Council.
  • 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:

  • An Sùileachan, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. – 04/16 to 05/16
  • Áras Éanna, Aran Islands, Republic of Ireland. – 09/14
  • Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Nova Scotia, Canada. – 07/13 to 08/13
  • Nes, Skagaströnd, Iceland. – 05/13 to 06/13

Professional Experience:

  • Artist’s Talk at ‘An Lanntair’ in Stornoway. – 2016
  • Led a 4 day glass casting workshop at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design in Nova Scotia. – 2013

Press & Publications:

  • 2016

  • Moray Firth Radio (UK)
  • Stornoway Gazette, News (UK)
  • 2015

  • Press & Journal, News (UK)
  • Fraserburgh Herald, Arts (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)