Karen McPhail (KayBee Glass)

Professional member Edinburgh Coldworking

Landscapes, feminist art, portraits in glass.


I love to create purpose-driven art, incorporating images or words to highlight historical and contemporary injustice.  Suffragettes are a particular favourite. I also love recreating mountain silhouettes, particularly Scottish Munroes but I will venture further afield for the right mountain!  I am a self-taught stained glass artist near Edinburgh in Scotland. All of my work is copper foil although I sometimes use lead for framing. I begin with my own sketch or drawing; every piece is unique and I love a good commission challenge.
I am a tutor with Edinburgh’s Adult Education Programme running beginners’ stained glass classes throughout the year.

Contact Details







  • 2023

    • September National Icons - Scottish Glass Society, Trades Hall, Glasgow
  • 2022

    • Stories - Whispers from the Past and Present, Trades Hall and WASPS Creative Gallery, Glasgow and Inverness
    • Razzle Dazzle FIVE x FIVE, Pyramid Gallery, York
    • Joy of Glass, Craft Centre and Design Gallery, York