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Kathleen Fraser

My first ever stone-carving was at 17 in the art room at school in London: I didn't take art but my friend did so I visited and saw a breeze block someone had carved.  First inspiration!  From then on the activity came in and out of my life until I found Shapeshifters in 2012.  Now, thanks to the group, I have a regular ongoing sculpture practice focused on carving Hopton Wood stone (a limestone). I have long loved and appreciated carving for the way it makes me slow down,  and always teaches me as conversations develop with the stone.
Kath Fraser

Self-portrait (hand squeeze) 2012

Hopton Wood limestone  38.5 x 24 x16 cm (30.5 x 20 x 10.5 ins). Here I started with a maquette formed from a small piece of clay squeezed in my left hand.

Self-portrait (hand squeeze) 2012







A (unborn, without beginning or end) 2013

Hopton Wood limestone  33 x 31.5 x 13 cm (30 x 32 x 8). This form is based on Tibetan sacred calligraphy.


.  Holding in, Breaking out  2013

Hopton Wood limestone  45 x 40 x 15 cm (39.5 x 35.5 x 8 ins). The starting point here was very much the shape of the piece of stone I selected in order to carve something more figurative.

 Holding in, Breaking out  2013








Om Ah Hum  / Body Speech Mind   2014

Hopton Wood limestone  45 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm (17.75 x 3.3 x 3.3 ins). Based on

Buddhist sacred syllables.

Gorran Haven  2014

Gritstone 30.5 x 20.5 x 14 cm (12 x 8 x 5.5 ins).

This is a reference to the Cornish village much visited and loved by my family.

"Wrench" 2015
29 x 8 x 5inches.
"Wrench" 2015
29 x 8 x 5inches.

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