stained glass artist

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Location: Scotland
Settings: Art collections, Places of worship, Public buildings
Techniques: Acid etching, Engraving / sandblasting, Kiln formed glass, Painting / staining
Specialisms: Exhibition work, New commissions
Additional: Teaching

Kate Henderson’s work is inspired by fragments of eroded shapes, textures and colours from historic architecture. She trained in stained glass and painting at Edinburgh College of Art and continues to build a varied portfolio of commissioned glass for public and private buildings across Scotland. She enjoys the challenge of making new glass and working with clients to a brief for specific projects and locations.

Kate taught stained glass for eleven years with the life-long learning department at ECA and now teaches from her workshop in East Lothian. Her exhibition glass has been shown in major shows including the British Glass Biennale and Remarkable Glass at the Contemporary Applied Arts in London. Kate exhibits her paintings regularly in galleries and society shows throughout the country and has won awards for her paintings from the Royal Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

In 2008, she was elected an Associate member of the BSMGP and a professional member of the Scottish Society of Artists, and until recently was the Chair of the Scottish Glass Society.

The River 2017
Private Commission. Kilned textured, silver stained leaded glass. 750mm x 500mm
Shelter 2016
Exhibition piece. Layered and assembled waterjet cut, painted stained and sandblasted glass in textured wooden frame. 250mm x 15mm
Material Window 2008
Dunbeath Heritage Centre, Caithness. Traditional glass painting, silver staining, sandblasting, kiln textured leaded panel. 2m x 0.9m
Loaves and Fishes 2013
Mobile Church- converted Ambulance. Kilned textured, glass painted leaded glass. 300mm x 500mm
Christmas Truce 2014
Loretto Chapel, Loretto School, Musselburgh. Traditional glass painting, silver staining, sandblasting, leaded panel. 1.6m x 0.8m
Summer Shadows III
Exhibition piece. Etched, painted and stained flashed glass. 180mm x 100mm