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About the SSGT

Established in 2003, the SSGT is a registered charity based in Scotland dedicated to the art of stained glass in all forms. SSGT gives advice on the care, conservation and maintenance of stained glass as well as advising on the significance of architectural and stained glass heritage and culture within buildings and collections in Scotland.

The Aims of the Trust include: the exchange of ideas and information; advice on the conservation of existing stained glass in Scotland; the recording of inventories of stained glass; the creation of a Scottish National Register of a Stained Glass database; and the recording of stained glass artists and their work to create a lasting legacy and record of this vital medium.

The primary purposes for which the Trust is created are the advancement of education and the arts, heritage and culture of Scotland and of stained glass artists.

Meet our Board

Emma Jo Webster

Emma Jo Webster is a professional master Tapestry Weaver She exhibits nationally and internationally and is well known in her field. Emma Jo weaves for professional tapestry studios as well as her own practice based in Glasgow. Currently she is one of the lead weavers at the Dovecot in Edinburgh. Emma Jo Webster uses a colourist approach to her painterly handwoven tapestries which she attributes to her love of stained Glass. Stained Glass was very much part of family life until her late teens when her grandfather Gordon Webster retired.

Jessamy Kelly

Dr Jessamy Kelly is a glass artist based in Edinburgh, she completed her BA in ‘Glass and Ceramics’ at the University of Sunderland in 2001 and went on to complete a Masters in Glass at Edinburgh College of Art, in 2002 and a PhD in glass and ceramics at the University of Sunderland in 2009. She is a Lecturer in Glass at Edinburgh College of Art and is the vice chair of the Raft research group, a network that supports and explores the changing identity of craft practice. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK as well as internationally throughout Europe and the United States.

Vivienne Kelly

Vivienne works full-time as a conservator at Iona Art Glass and is currently working toward her Master’s degree in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management at the University of York. She is particularly interested in researching 19th to 20th Century Scottish glass and is a committee member of ICON’s stained glass group. She is also is a QEST scholar and holds a first-class Hons in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art, founding a healthy interest in creating contemporary work.

Susan Bradbury

Susan Bradbury studied Architectural Glass at Swansea College of Art and then in 1980 came to Scotland as the Town Artist for Irvine New Town. Her partner Paul Lucky joined her and for 35 years they ran a busy Studio in a former church in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire. With their team of craftsmen, they conserved the stained glass of St Giles Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle, and churches throughout Scotland. Susan’s modern designs include a glazed area bigger than a tennis court for Norwich Union Insurance, a full chapel of stained glass for a convent in Greenock, and windows for hospices in Glasgow, Clydebank, Newcastle and Ayr.

Liz Rowley

Liz Rowley studied Stained Glass and Glass Design at Edinburgh College of Art from 1970-1974. Soon after graduation she set up her stained glass studio. She is currently based in Gauldry, Fife. During a long career she has worked on commissions for private and public buildings throughout Scotland, as well as conducting extensive restoration projects and creating contemporary kiln formed pieces.