Emma Butler-Cole Aiken

Professional member Scottish Borders Architectural GlassKiln GlassStained glass repairs, Stained glass workshops

Stained glass artist


I create using mostly the traditional, time-tested techniques of stained glass window making, learned at Edinburgh College of Art in the 1980s. I have created many commissioned windows for a variety of situations, the most significant of which is the ‘Tree of Jesse Window’ for Glasgow Cathedral in 2018.

I also create garden sculptures which are as as if a window has escaped and gone for a walk in the garden – a stained glass window you can walk through.

My small works include fused birds and other items made with English Antique Glass.


Contact Details







  • 2023

    • July - October (E)motion, The Enchanted Garden, Belgium
  • 2022

    • The International Year of Glass Garden, Chelsea Flower Show 2022
  • 2015

    • Solo, The Leith Gallery, 65 The Shore, Edinburgh
  • 2014

    • SGS Endeavour, Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington

Grants & Awards

  • 2023

    • March Individual Award, Creative Scotland
  • 2011

    • Art and Craft in Architecture Commendation for 'Dove' rose window (Broxburn Parish Church), Saltire Society