Emma Butler-Cole Aiken’s stained glass birds, ‘Stanley’ and ‘Elspeth’ sing out colour and harmony in the Leith Gallery’s Christmas exhibition. The birds are just two of the exhibits selected by Gallery Director, Jan Morrison, for this year’s festive show which runs until 7th January 2012.  The stunning and eclectic selection of paintings, glass and ceramics will reward any stroll down to the shore.

Emma studied at Edinburgh College of Art and became a self-employed stained glass artist in 1994. Since then she has completed over 40 commissions and in September this year she received a Saltire Society Art and Craft in Architecture Commendation for her window ‘Dove’ in Broxburn Parish Church. Emma’s bluebirds are accompanied by yellow hued ‘Jerome’ and the loveable ceramic dogs of Virginia Dowe-Edwards.

The paintings on show include landscapes of the Scottish islands of Harris and Coll by Dumbarton born, Joyce M Borland, and Provence in France by Jennifer Irvine who graduated from Glasgow School of Art.

The gallery is open 6 days a week, from Monday to Friday between 11am and 5pm and on Saturday from 11am to 4pm. It will be closed for the festive season from 24th December to 3rd January 2012.

The Leith Gallery, 65, the Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA, UK
Tel 0131 553 5255 Fax 0131 553 5655 e-mail info@the-leith-gallery.co.uk