Members’ Spotlight

Kate Henderson

Material window, for Dunbeath Heritage centre, Caithness
Kate Henderson
Manuscript window for Dunbeath Heritage centre, Caithness
Kate Henderson
Mother and Child
Kate Henderson
And you my father
Kate Henderson
Commission for Dalkeith High School
Kate Henderson
Domestic commission
Kate Henderson
Shelter 2
Gordon Bell
Shelter 1
Gordon Bell
Mother and child II
Kate Henderson
Summer Shadows
Kate Henderson
Kate Henderson
glass artist

Kate Henderson trained in Stained glass at Edinburgh College of art (ECA) graduating BA(hons) and then with Post graduate diploma in design specialising in glass in the early nineties and has since built up a varied portfolio of commissioned stained glass works and well received painting exhibitions. She is an elected Associate Member of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, a Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists and is an active member of the Scottish Glass Society, holding the post of Vice Chair in 2012 and recently stepped down as Chair having held the post from 2013 to 2016.

Details about work or recent projects

My recent work incorporates a range of cross disciplinary materials which link drawing with glass. I’ve used a mixture of non-permanent drawing materials combined with sandblasting and etching to allow the surface of the glass to slowly change overtime, reflecting the fragile passage of life.
The work I create explores the themes of family and nurture. The house symbolises the need to provide shelter from the elements, the maternal need to nurture and protect those inside. The texture and patterns on the glass reflect my daily life and routine as a mother and artist that ape the activities that converts a mere building into a home.
I’m interested in the way that light transfers through the glass; to create fleeting shadows that leave their temporary mark.

Technique:
Kiln work, Leaded and stained, Painting
Occupation:
Artist, Educator
Discipline:
Architectural, Decorative, Design
Areas of Interest:
Competitions, Exhibition, Techniques