Members’ Spotlight

Kate Henderson

"Material window" for Dunbeath Heritage centre, Caithness. Commission 2008
Kate Henderson
"Manuscript window" for Dunbeath Heritage centre, Caithness. Commission 2008
Kate Henderson
Mother and Child, Exhibition panel 2015
Kate Henderson
And you my father, panel for "Harmony" Dylan Thomas Exhibition 2014
Kate Henderson
Commission for Dalkeith High School, Mid Lothian 2016
Kate Henderson
"The river" private commission for external courtyard 2017
Kate Henderson
"Shelter 2" Exhibition piece 2016
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"Shelter 1" SGS "Elemental" Exhibition 2016
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Mother and child II, Exhibition panel 2015
Kate Henderson
"Summer Shadows" panel from "Fleeting Shadows, Bright Sunshine" solo exhibition RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow 2011
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