Over the Hills
preparatory sketch and a detail of glass painting in progress
Jonathan Cooke 2020
STAINED GLASS NARRATIVES 1980-2020
An illustrated 34 page paperback review of some of Jonathan's work
from the last 40 years, including a selection of pieces currently for sale
"I feasted on this and have revisited it with delight several times, it has spurred me on... How wonderful to have such a body of work encapsulated in this way, it gives me even more of a sense of all that is unique and characteristic about your vision Jonathan as well as the awe-inspiring skills and techniques and ability to manage crowd scenes! A timelessness and integrity runs through all the work.
Dynamism, contemplation, emotions, humour, story-telling, movement and even music - they are all there , captured in glass but with your lively line and use of vibrant and soft tones, they are not static but moving towards us or inviting us in ...
It seems to me that whatever the challenge, externally imposed or set by yourself, you will find a way to address it - which of course is one of the reasons for the many accolades by your students. What an example ..."
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Swansea glass painting course SEPTEMBER 2020
15th -21st September inclusive:
information will be updated as it becomes available
"ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL MASTERCLASS"
Feedback on Swansea courses September 2019
“Really great! I enjoyed every minute and learned so much. Have learned a lot not only about glass painting, but the history, construction of windows in the past and present.”
“I loved the course and Jonathan Cooke and can recommend it highly.”
“Fabulous. Incredibly enjoyable and I feel I have learned so much. Jonathan is a wonderful teacher – his knowledge and expertise are second to none and his enthusiasm and ability to communicate his skills are rich and wonderful.”
“I had an amazing experience on the course. Jonathan was brilliant and the AGC were always available to help. 5 star experience.”
Jonathan's demonstration pieces Swansea courses 2019
STAINED GLASS EDUCATION: June 2019
As part of Embsay St Mary's "Looking both Ways" project, Jonathan spent a day giving three age-appropriate demonstrations on how to make a stained glass window, seen here with his favourite badger brush!
The write up in the parish newsletter...The adults and some 55 children were given a treat by a supremely skilled specialist who also turned out to be a superb teacher
Image courtesy of Peter Edwards
Two new pieces by Jonathan were exhibited at Inspired by Burne-Jones
Grange Gallery, Rottingdean
4th- 16th June 2019
Oleumaqua is Jonathan's personal response to comments reputedly made by his arch-rival Whistler on Burne-Jones' painting techniques
EB-J, seen here in progress on the lightbox, is a detailed narrative
reflection on elements of Burne-Jones' life, ideas and art
8" x 13": grisaille, stain, enamel
Jonathan Cooke 2019
CLIFFE CASTLE GRAND STAIRCASE WINDOW
The grand staircase window at Cliffe Castle, Keighley was completed in November 2018 for Bradford Museums. A unique project combining conservation, restoration and new design, it was officially 'opened' on March 3rd 2019. The leaflet features a detail from one of Jonathan's new panels.
YORKSHIRE POST FEATURE
Jonathan and his work were featured in the Yorkshire Post Weekend magazine in March 2019.