New World Byzantine Studios is much more than just a church supply company. It is a network of artisans who seek to establish a new era of beauty and craftsmanship in the Orthodox arts. It is the beginning of a cultural movement.
Orthodox Christians in America have long been cut off from the magnificent artistic heritage of our tradition. Churches do not know where to turn to find handmade liturgical furnishings of good design. They believe all they can afford are imported pieces of low quality and regrettable style. Meanwhile, there are many Orthodox young people in America who greatly desire to learn traditional crafts and to serve the church as liturgical artists. But their design skills are limited, and they have not the resources to establish a well-known business.
NWB Studios offers a new approach. We are a school as well as a store, a workshop as well as a website. We design thoughtful liturgical art that meets the needs and tastes of contemporary Orthodoxy. We seek out craftspeople whom we can teach to execute our designs in service to the church. We are a growing network of artisans across North America who work together to master the traditional Orthodox crafts, and to advocate a new culture of excellence for the Orthodox arts.
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