Layers: James Cockerill Screen Printing on Glass

1 June - 28 September 2024

This summer, we are delighted to be hosting the temporary exhibition Layers: James Cockerill Screen Printing on Glass

James Cockerill is a First Prize winner of the prestigious Stevens Architectural Glass Artist of the Year Award, and winner of the George and Evelyn Gee Prize for Craftsmanship. He is a Fine Art graduate and founder of HALTglass, through which he designs, makes, teaches, and provides consultancy on glass and print.

James specialises in combining traditional techniques with modern innovations to create striking, graphic works on glass. From his studio in Surrey, James’s art practice is constantly evolving through experimentation, with photography and silkscreen printing providing the foundation for his creative exploration. Layers of often ephemeral images from life and from media are printed onto glass then kiln fired into permanence

'Inspired by William Morris'

28 August - 31 October 2024

  (c) Stained Glass Museum

William Morris described the two leading passions of his life as the desire to create ‘beautiful things’ and a ‘hatred of modern civilisation’. As well as being an artist and designer Morris was also a writer, activist and poet. He was in every way a radical of his time, in both thought and action.

Organised by the British Society of Master Glass Painters (BMSGP), this exhibition invited members to make a 30cm square glass panel in response to the theme ‘Inspired by William Morris’ for an online and touring exhibition. Open to professionals, enthusiasts and novices alike, more than 90 submissions were received.

This exhibition displays 24 panels (on rotation) made by individuals ‘Inspired by William Morris’ using traditional stained glass techniques as well as contemporary and experimental methods. It is hoped that the exhibition will inspire a new generation of people to work with stained glass and commission it for public buildings and homes as William Morris succeed in doing.

An online gallery with all submissions for the exhibition can be found here

The touring exhibition opens in Stourbridge at the International Festival of Glass from 23-26 August. It is then on display at The Stained Glass Museum in Ely from 28 August - 31 October, and then in Rochdale Town Hall until the end of 2024.

Previous Exhibitions


Summer (1 April – 31 October)
Monday -Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm (last admission 4:30pm)

Winter (1 November – 31 March)
Tuesday -Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm (last admission 3:30pm)






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