This year Tonelli Studios celebrates 65 years of outstanding achievement and commitment to providing the highest quality ecclesiastical artwork throughout the United States.
Our artwork, created by the master artist, Sirio Tonelli, is displayed in over 100 churches around the United States and internationally. Each piece created by Tonelli Studios is produced in Pietrasanta, Italy, using the same methods as the mosaic artists of the 15th century. Our studios in Italy employ three generations of mosaic artists, some of whom have worked with us for 60 years! These artisans employ the same methods of cutting the mosaic glass by hand chisel and creating the entire composition on paper in the reverse. Our mosaic comes from Venice and is of the highest quality in the world.
Our marble studios are adjacent to the famous Carrara marble quarries that supplied the marble used in Michelangelo’s Pieta and David sculptures. We create a wide variety of sculptured marble pieces with inlaid mosaic, such as icon screens, bishop’s thrones, altars, chanter stands, baptismal fonts, offering tables and candle stands.
Our unique stained glass is made at our studios in Tuscany utilizing the finest German glass, hand cut and bound with lead and framed in steel. The methods we utilize in creating the stained glass windows are the same methods that have been utilized since the 6th century AD.