Region:North West England

World country:United Kingdom

Technique:Leaded and stained


Areas of Interest:Conferences, Education, Workshops

Product:Architectural, Commission, Installations, Lighting, Wall pieces, Windows

Country:United Kingdom


Kate Lavender

Based in Keswick, Kate established her part-time stained glass business, North Lakes Stained Glass in 2021. Kate has been designing and creating stained glass pieces using both the traditional Tiffany foiling and lead light techniques for over 30 years, but only decided to formalise her business after moving to the Lake District from Sheffield in 2019 and being inspired by the outdoor environment, and how emotive the changing seasons and light in Cumbria can be.

Through the combination of unique textured, opalescent, translucent and reclaimed glass, her pieces aim to recreate the beauty of the local environment and natural forms, and recapture memories of the lake district for her customers. Or with more contemporary designs, simply allow everyone to be able to appreciate the ‘art of light through glass’ in their own homes, be that as small ornaments and hangings through to larger windows and installations.

She exhibits her work in a number of local art galleries within Cumbria, at artisan trade fairs around the region and is also a member of the Eden Valley Artistic Network. As well as her fell and botanical collections, Kate welcomes bespoke commissions nationally and restoration work within the North of England.

Examples from portfolio

Derwentwater, Keswick


Lone tree of Buttermere

Glass in bloom


Lillies of Tarn How