© 2015 - 2020 Jonathan Cooke

Journeys: to Wharfe from Thames and Tawe

Teithiau: I'r Wharfe o'r Tafwys a'r Tawe


All Saints Church, Weston, Otley

9th- 12th July 2020


a new exhibition of small scale stained glass artworks by Jonathan and friends



10.30am  - 5pm Thursday, Friday, 9th & 10th July

10 am  -12 noon and 1.30 -3.30 pm  on Saturday 11th July   

10.30 am - 4pm  on  Sunday 12th July

Free admission: donations to church funds would be welcome.

There are three associated events:  


On Saturday 11th July there are two concerts - strictly by ticket in advance £10 per concert

12.30 - 1.15pm  Sorrow there made Fair Music by Dowland and Holborne for countertenor and lute  Tristram Cooke/Peter Martin 

4.00- 5.00pm     Songs of Travel and other Matters  Tristram Cooke/ Tom Cooke/ Graham Thorpe

Sales: 01943 602521/07968 967490


On the afternoon of Sunday 12th July, the gardens of Weston Hall will be open for guided visits, and cream teas will be served in aid of church funds.    


Swansea glass painting course


15th -21st September inclusive


Over the Hills: preparatory sketch design © J Cooke 2020


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


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



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. 


Jonathan and his work were featured in the Yorkshire Post Weekend magazine on March 9th.