Jonathan Cooke

Journeys-Teithiau Rotherhithe

June 16th-18th 2023

Friday 16th -Sunday 18th June 2023, Holy Trinity Church, Rotherhithe SE16 5HF

Friday  11am -4pm, Saturday  11am -5pm, Sunday  12 noon -4pm

Further details: Ruth Cooke 07968 967490

A travelling exhibition of small stained glass artworks on the theme of Journeys, by Jonathan Cooke, Catrin Davies, Nicola Kantorwicz, Elizabeth Lamont, Rachel Phillips and Christian Ryan.  On this occasion they are joined by talented illustrator Sandra Doyle:

This exhibition is a continuing Journey:  originally planned to start in Wharfedale in 2020, It was interrupted by covid restrictions, went online, and in 2021 it was one of the first post-pandemic exhibitions at Ely’s Stained Glass Museum.  From there it travelled to St Mary’s church in Barnard Castle,  as part of their Windows to the World festival, and for the Open Heritage weekend, to St Helen’s church, Denton in Wharfedale, home to an important picture window by Henry Gyles.

In late 2021, a sheet of hand made streaky glass made by English Antique Glass was cut into six equal pieces, with lots drawn to allocate one to each artist.  They are responding to their portion of the whole in separate and individual ways, creating six new works which will be brought together and seen for the first time at Rotherhithe in a unique collaboration.

This weekend exhibition has been planned to coincide with Music Antica Rotherhithe’s first concert of the new season,  Saturday 17th June at 7.30pm, featuring La Commediante – Banchieri’s madrigal comedy Barca di Venezia per Padova and extracts from Landi’s La Morte d’Orfeo for details

English Antique glass sheet divided for the six artists,  awaiting transformation…


Travellers’ tales

September 8th – October 1st 2022

Mill Bridge Gallery Skipton

Journeys of all kinds, real and imagined, through time and in landscape, Jonathan’s quirky stained glass narrative panels and watercolour landscapes, complemented by his son Thomas’s drawings of a fictional world steeped in the aesthetic of the Northern European late middle ages.

The church has left the building
Thomas Cooke 2022

pencil drawing, detail
The drawing sold at exhibition. Cards (£1.50) and limited edition prints (£45) remain available at Mill Bridge Gallery

Blue Socks
Jonathan Cooke 2022

Debitus grisaille and stain on Hartley Wood tinted glass 3″ x 4″ (glass size)

Please contact Jonathan to view this and other original work


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.