Jonathan Cooke

I served a four-year apprenticeship at York Minster and am an ICON-accredited conservator.

My primary medium is traditional stained glass: also watercolour and now exploring print techniques.

Influences eclectic, observed: the play of light, in landscape, and transmitted through coloured glass, is significant.

Each small scale stained glass panel is unique and original, executed in the tradition of monumental ecclesiastical and architectural stained glass: intensely visual and usually representational, they are a fusion of art and heritage craft skills.

Large scale work can be seen in the recreated figure of Charity for the Tivoli Recess of the Soane Museum. My glass painting manual, Time and Temperature, was published by Swansea University in 2013. I have had several exhibitions in Yorkshire, and collaborated with Jersey artist Mark Blanchard in creating a window for St Helier Town Church.

I hope to work with another Art Trail exhibitor on a joint project, and am delighted to have been offered community space at Shoo in December.

I am passionate about passing on craft skills and teach at various venues in the UK and abroad; involvement with Ilkley Arts has resulted in both attending and offering courses in Ilkley, and increased engagement with local community.