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Category: Liturgical Artists

Artists and architects who make or design churches, church furnishings, vestments

Sir Ninian Comper: Ecclesiastical Embroidery Designer

A man should, from his youth, seek for forms which are beautiful. At first he should love but one of them; then recognize the beauty which resides in one as the sister of that which dwells in another. Philosophy helps, from Plato onwards, because it puts beauty in the right place as one of the three eternal values equal with truth and goodness so that  what applies to one of them is true of the others.’ – Sir Ninian Comper (Symunson & Bucknall, 2006, p.19) Beauty is something that is… Read more Sir Ninian Comper: Ecclesiastical Embroidery Designer

Liturgical Arts Resources

The work week has come to an end, and it is time to relax and catch up with what others are doing within the Liturgical Art scene.  Keeping abreast of what other artists are doing, whether they are painters, work in wood, ceramics,  or any number of other media, serves as a refueling for my work. So often, one feels like there is no one to connect with in the liturgical arts. We often work at home or in a studio, and seldom get a chance to view the creations… Read more Liturgical Arts Resources

George Frederick Bodley

There is a book on my shelf – a LARGE book – that has sat on there for far too long.  It is time to do a little dusting off, both of the book, of my knowledge of Ecclesiastical History, and the Greats from the Gothic Era.  So without further ado, tonight’s topic: the book entitled George Frederick Bodley by Michael Hall. And before I begin, there is a confession to make. I know very little about George Bodley. Hence, the need for the book. George Frederick Bodley was born… Read more George Frederick Bodley

Design Options for Christmas Set

Tonight there was a little extra time to pull out the box of vintage Ecclesiastical Embroidery patterns. Now, these are not just any old embroidery patterns, or at least not to me. These patterns are special. First of all, they are old, or at least some of them are old. Some of these designs for liturgical embroidery date to the 1870’s.  That makes them at least 130 years old. How is that for special? Then, some of them are signed by a well know architect from the area of the… Read more Design Options for Christmas Set