In the heart of the historic city, Céret hosts a stained glass workshop, that of Jacqueline and Bruno TOSI.
Bruno TOSI, was born in Etampes in 1955, and it was in Châtres, entering the cathedral for the first time, that his vocation for the art of stained glass was awakened at the age of 11.
Then he met PATRICE DE LA TOUR DU PIN who encourages him to write, first poems, then articles in local publications.
His master artist was then DURITZ, who showed him his dispositions for light and color.
Bruno Tosi then decided to learn the art of stained glass, with MARC SOULIER in his workshop in La Trappe de Notre Dame Des Neiges (Ardèche).
Since then he has not ceased trying to unravel the mysteries of light and color, both at the operational and speculative level.
At the same time, he cultivated his love for literature. As a teenager, he met PAUL FORT’s friends in Monthlery (Essone), including GEORGES BRASSENS and PIERRE BEARN, who encouraged him to write..
Reading, writing, study and comparison, as well as drawing and creation are part of his daily life
In 1974, he created his first stained glass composition.At the end of his journeyman tour of France, he made his home in 1979 at the Abbey ND de l’Espérance in Tarasteix (Haut Pyrenees).
He became master glassmaker in his own workshop, in Poligny in the Jura, creating many stained glass windows for individuals and public buildings in France and Europe.
Recognized as Supplier to Historic Monuments and Buildings in France, he disseminates its know-how and shares its enthusiasm.
In 2010, the Stars and Métiers Prize rewarded the work of his workshop.With his wife Jacqueline, he teaches the art of stained glass in schools, especially for Heritage Classes. He works in the field of art therapy.
Jacqueline TOSI, follower of Art Nouveau, is a past master in the restoration and creation of stained glass windows, lancets and many other works of art such as Tiffany-style lamps and lampshades. Listening to her clients, she creates designs to their wishes.
Jacqueline and Bruno Tosi left their superb Poligny workshop in 2019, for Kilkenny, in Ireland, their second ‘heart’s homeland’
See the video The art of stained glass by Bruno and Jacqueline Tosi March 28, 2019 France 3 Bourgogne-Franche-Comte
The couple now divide their time between Ceret and Ireland. Sometimes passing through Scotland and iconic places where the spirit of Margaret and C.R Mackintosh breathes.
For more than 40 years, creations, restorations, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and internships have punctuated the life of the TOSI workshops (each with its own style, constituting a graphic richness in the service of customers). They enjoy an international reputation, including in Japan.
Like Picasso, Maillol, Dali, Soutine, Chagall, Dufy and so many other illustrious people, the couple then moved to Céret in 2015 (second home)
They opened a studio gallery in the heart of the historic center of this city so popular with artists, in rue Victor Hugo halfway between the monument to the dead signed by Maillol and the Picasso fountain.
Art Gallery : Ré-création 6 rue Victor Hugo 66400 CERET Tél 06 72 68 79 95
JB ART GLASS, The Old Churh KNOCKTOPHER R95D952 Co Kilkenny EIRE tel 087 3531534
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Initiate and follower (member of the Friends of Royal Art), Bruno Tosi is the author of ten books exploring the fields of stained glass, color, light and technique, but also symbolism, of the art of Trait companions, angels, alchemy and history.
Atelier Tosi : a magical universe of light, color and transparency.
TOSI: expert books