About Soleil Studio

Stained glass artist Jean Twombly has been creating leaded glass windows from original designs for a number of years. Her interest in dimensional and scenic glass work led her to design Soleil Studio's lanterns, the first of several projects, including table lamps and larger wood and glass sculptures. She and Soleil Studio partner Peter Tourin believe that every home benefits from art objects which marry form and function. Her recent stained glass designs include a series of medieval musicians, panels evoking nature scenes and FugueArt, abstract portraits of musical themes. Working in iridescent and figured glass of various patterns from fine makers such as Youghiogheny, Bullseye, Wissmacht, Fremont, Uroboros, Kokomo and Spectrum, she uses line and texture as well as color to sculpt her work.

As the graphic designer of PC Resources, she has print media and web sites such as

to her credit. She is a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Stained Glass Artists collective and Vermont Consultants Network. Her work may also be seen at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen gallery in Hanover, NH.

Luthier and woodworker Peter Tourin has been creating art objects in wood since the early 1970s, first as a harpsichord builder, then as one of the foremost builders of Renaissance string instruments in America from his shop in Vermont. In 1999 he joined forces with Jean Twombly to create wood and glass sculptures and art objects for the home. The first of Soleil Studio's sculptural work is a series of curly maple and cherry leaded stained glass lanterns. A panel recently said of Soleil Studio's lanterns, "Your craftsmanship is fine and designs wonderful. We hope to see more of your work in future juries."

Links to some of our other favorite websites:

  • International Guild of Glass Artists
  • League of NH Craftsmen
  • Vermont Consultants Network