St. Jude Liturgical Arts Studio is particularly proud of its details with metalware. Metalware, traditionally over the years, is an integral part of liturgical celebrations. From candlesticks to tabernacles, to restoration of existing art pieces, Liturgical Arts Studio prides itself in any and all requests. One particular request was for the newly acquired tabernacle for the Basilica in Philadelphia. The inside detail of the tabernacle was to be a relief of the Risen Christ. The image was from a greeting card of a classic art piece found in the Vatican Library.
This piece was subsequently drawn and designed in our studios as a hand-hammered, engraved relief done in silver. The piece was duplicated and then mounted inside the doors of the tabernacle. The attention to detail and the sensitivity of this art piece shows the expertise and capabilities of St. Jude Liturgical Arts Studio.