Sir John Soane's Museum
Replica of lost window by William Collins, cartooned and painted by Jonathan Cooke 2012 (detail)
Jonathan Cooke has been fascinated by the play of light through glass as long as he can remember. As a child, he spent hours contemplating the east window in his local church and wondering how it had been created. Yorkshire born, he served a traditional apprenticeship at York Minster, and became increasingly interested in glass painting.
Starting his own business in 1987, he began to research, explore and experiment with traditional painting techniques which now inform his restoration glass painting and original work alike.
Jonathan Cooke can work with you to design and make new stained and painted glass or to restore and conserve existing stained glass. He is also an accomplished teacher who teaches highly acclaimed stained glass courses on both sides of the Atlantic.
His book Time and Temperature was published early in 2013.
Jonathan accepts challenging restoration and conservation work and has a long history of working collaboratively on significant projects: he is also commissioned by other studios to undertake new designs and restoration painting and is an Accredited Conservator-Restorer.
Jonathan has recently presented at the History & Heritage of Glass Group one-day seminar at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.
Out of the Darkness
Jonathan will be presenting a paper on a current project at the Glassac Conference in Durham on 14th September
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