Kate Henderson art

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 glass commissions reflect her growing reputation and are situated in public buildings across Scotland. Highlights include the Patrick Geddes Memorial Panel for Edinburgh City Council headquarters and two windows for the Dunbeath Heritage centre. She has produced several school commissions including a memorial window in Loretto school chapel, an internal backlite panel at Merchiston Castle school and a panel at Dalkeith High school. Ecclesiastical windows for Longniddry and Dalbeattie Parish churches and two small panels in the Chapel of San Nazzario in Italy.


In 2010 she reached a shortlist of three glass artists selected from the British Society of Master Glass Painters, invited to design, and make a stained-glass window to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee for Southwark Cathedral in London supported by the Worshipful company of Glaziers.  In 2020 she won the Amanda Moriarty prize from the Contemporary Glass Society, completing a two-week Residency with glass artist Mark Angus in his studio in Graz, Austria to developing glass painting techniques, due to covid was undertaken in May 2022. In 2023 Joint winner of the Lord Mayor of London Reflections roundel competition, winning the professional artist category and the opportunity to realise her design and present the glass roundel to Alderman Vincent Keaveny the 693rd Lord Mayor of the City of London (2021-2022).


She has gained recognition and rewards for her paintings winning the Cuthbert New Young Artist Award at the Royal Glasgow Institute annual exhibition and the Turcan Connell Award at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour annual exhibition. Over the years she has developed an increasingly expressive approach to both her paintings and glass work and there is a symbiotic relationship between glass and painting that continues to strengthen and influence the mark making within each discipline.


Kate is an elected Associate Member of the British Society of Master Glass Painters (AMGP) a professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) and an elected Artist member of the Paisley Arts Institute. She served three years as Chair of the Scottish Glass Society.  For eleven years she taught stained glass for the Continuing education department at Edinburgh College of Art and now teaches courses in stained glass and painting from her workshop in East Lothian. She has been fortunate to receive Creative Scotland funding on five occasions to help her develop various aspects of her creative practise.

Contact Details


Unit 6,
Cockburn Halls,







  • 2024

    • 26th Aug - 28th Sep (Upcoming) British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge
    • 25th Jun - 29th Jun The Society of Women Artists, 163rd exhibition, Mall galleries London
  • 2022

    • On Reflection- A Solo exhibition of Glass, Paintings and Drawings, Doubtfire gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2020

    • 132nd Paisley Arts Institute Exhibition , Online
    • Project room 2020, Art North - projects , online
    • Royal Scottish Academy Annual exhibition, RSA- online due to pandemic, Edinburgh
    • Embody without burden- a celebration of motherhood, Kelly Gallery- RGI, Glasgow
  • 2019

    • Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour , RSA, Edinburgh
  • 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

  • 2024

    • 9th Apr House for an art lover Award, Paisley Arts Institute
  • 2023

    • June Reflection of the lord Mayor- Roundel competition
    • April VACMA - bohle research, Creative Scotland
  • 2020

    • Elected Artist Member , Paisley Arts Institute- PAI
    • VACMA- studio Faire residency (undertaken in August 2022), Creative Scotland
    • Amanda Moriarty award (residency with Mark Angus - Graz undertaken in May 2022), Contemporary Glass Society
    • Meet your maker Award, Craft Scotland
  • 2012

    • East Lothian Makers Awards, East Lothian Makers Awards with Creative Scotland - VACMA
    • 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
  • 2008

    • Elected associate Master Glass Painter- AMGP, British Society of Master Glass Painters- BSMGP
    • Elected Professional member - SSA, Society of Scottish Artist
  • 2004

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