Travellers’ Tales

Travellers’ Tales

An exhibition of stained glass, watercolour paintings and drawings by father and son Jonathan and Thomas Cooke.

Travellers’ Tales focuses on journeys of all kinds, real and imagined, through time and landscape. Jonathan’s quirky stained glass narrative panels and watercolour landscapes are complemented by Thomas’s images of a fictional world steeped in the aesthetic of the Northern European late middle ages.

Fascinated by stained glass since childhood, Jonathan Cooke served a four-year traditional apprenticeship at the York Glaziers Trust, where he worked on the restoration of York Minster’s world-famous medieval glass following the fire in 1984. Jonathan has been in private practice since 1987 and for nearly thirty years, he has taught glass painting throughout the UK, as well as in Norway and the USA.

He is joined in this exhibition by his son, Thomas Cooke, an autistic art historian and philosopher with eight years of teaching experience. Thomas has been interested from a very young age by the history of art and architecture, and, in particular, by the aesthetics and culture of late medieval Northern Europe.

All work is available to purchase.

Normal opening times: Thursday – Saturday 11am – 4.00pm

Other times by appointment

The event is finished.


08 Sep 2022 - 01 Oct 2022


Mill Bridge Gallery
3 Mill Bridge, Skipton