St. Francis of Assisi Tiffany Glass
The Saint Who Loved All Animals
He renounced wealth for poverty.
We chose to honour Saint Francis of Assisi for the book entitled The Little Flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi. In Ugolino's book, St. Francis advocates for poverty and rejection of property. Ugolino tells stories of St. Francis's sermon to the birds, of the Wolf of Gubbio, and more. This book is important for its teachings about how to love God and how to enjoy life.
The Canticle of the Creatures
By Saint Francis
The calligraphy above is by Laura Gael Sweeney and was made in Italy exactly 30 years ago.
Building Saint Francis of Assisi
and the Animals He Loved
Photo by Pierangelo Tosi
STEP 1: First, a drawing of Saint Francis and the animals was produced. Second, the glass was hand-picked by Pierangelo Tosi, and then it was cut into precise pieces with the care of a real craftsman. What beautiful colors with natural lines in the glass! This colorful piece can be commissioned for homes, businesses, and churches. No two Tiffany glasses made in Italy are exactly the same.
Photo by P. Tosi.
STEP 2: Copper is added to connect the glass pieces together.
Photo thanks to P. Tosi.
STEP 3: This step is also known as the welding step. Note the tools to the right. Pierangelo Tosi meticulously welds all the pieces with the utmost care and attention to perfection. Such craftsmanship is not easily found as it is in Tosi's art studio!
Photo by P. Tosi.
STEP 3: Here we see the patina along with the paintbrush used to achieve magnificent results. Pierangelo Tosi has also restored antique Italian murals so he pays a lot of attention to detail, even at the patina stage.
The Book in Italian Language
The Book in English
Glass Art Enjoying Literature
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Copyright 2014 by Pierangelo Tosi and Laura Gael Sweeney
Tel (678) 534-2822. Skype: laura.gael.sweeney