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Student Showcase Archive

Shaun Fraser

MA work

MA work

  • Mòine

    Mòine, 2017
    Various | Photographer: Ewen Weatherspoon

  • The Ground Itself is Kind, Black Butter

    The Ground Itself is Kind, Black Butter, 2017
    72cm x 30cm | Photographer: Ester Segarra


In many ways my work is concerned with veracities – with real elements, real soil, real experiences. The emphasis is on fundamentals, essences.

Peat has been handled and processed by people for millennia. It is used as fuel source, in years gone by it was a life source.



  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2017

  • My work comments upon notions of identity, links to landscape and connections with place. The Highlands and Islands are a constant source of inspiration for me. It’s where I’m from, it’s where I was brought up and it’s never far from my mind. There’s a certain sense of fidelity which I attach to the Highlands, a sense of belonging. It’s raw and it’s emotive; it’s elemental.

    What I attempt to do through my practice is to tap into some of that disposition. Including peat and local soils into my glass castings gives the work an innate link to the landscape, something which I believe to be very important in my practice, the ability to evoke that sense of place.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Glass, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, 2012