Kate Henderson

Professional member East Central Belt Architectural GlassEngravingstained glass, public art and painting

Commission in contemporary stained glass and fine art mixed media paintings


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 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 11 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.


  • 2018

    • The art friends of St Columba's Hospice, Edinburgh Academy, Stockbridge, Edinburgh
    • SGS exhibition -Glorious Glass (collaborative piece with Anita Pate), Tradeshouse, Glassford street, Glasgow
    • Converge- Six Women in Glass, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2017

    • "Celebrations" CGS open exhibition, International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge
    • Mixed Exhibition, Hecla Gallery, Port Seton, East Lothian
    • Mixed Summer Show, Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder
    • Portobello Mon Amour, Velvet Easel, Portobello
    • "Sacred Traces" Two person show with mixed media textile artist Alan James McLeod (I' ll be exhibiting glass and paintings), Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh
    • Mixed exhibition, Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder
    • Mixed Show, Aberfeldy Gallery, Aberfeldy
    • Mixed spring show, Moy Mackay Gallery, Peebles
    • Art @ St Mary's (showing glass and paintings), St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington
    • Mixed exhibition, Velvet Easel, Portobello
  • 2016

    • Christmas Exhibion, Aberfeldy Gallery, Aberfeldy
    • Christmas Show, Gallery No. 4 near St Abbs, St Abbs
    • Christmas Exhibion, The Hill House Gallery, Broughton
    • Elemental, Coburg Art House Gallery, Edinburgh
    • Shipping Forecast, Coburg House Art Gallery, Edinburgh
    • Autumn Show, Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder
    • Mixed Exhibition, Fidra Fine art, North Berwick
    • RSW 5th Summer open exhibition, The Meffan,, Forfar
    • Three person exhibition, Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2015

    • RGI postcards Exhibition Kelly Gallery, Glasgow, Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
    • Inside Out Scottish Glass Exhibition Exhibition, Coburg Exhibition space, Edinburgh
    • Wish you were here Postcards exhibition, with the Contemporary Glass Society, the international festival of glass
  • 2014

    • Endeavour Scottish Glass Society Exhibition, Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington, East Lothian
    • Dylan Thomas International Glass Competition, National Waterfront Museum travelling to Ely Cathedral, Swansea
  • 2013

    • Journeys Two person show with Carol Sinclair, Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington

Grants & Awards

  • 2012

    • East Lothian Makers Awards, East Lothian Makers Awards with Creative Scotland
    • The Turcan Connel Prize, The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours
  • 2010

    • East Lothian Makers Awards, East Lothian Makers Awards with Creative Scotland
  • 2009

    • East Lothian Makers Awards, East Lothian Makers Awards with Creative Scotland
  • 2004

    • The Cuthbert New Young Artist Award, The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts