Leading British liturgical artists Martin Earle and James Blackstone will be undertaking the residency within a custom-built studio in the Cathedral’s North Transept until March 2022. The project has been developed with celebrated liturgical artist Aidan Hart. All three draw on the same spiritual wells as the Cathedral’s first builders and employ many of the same techniques, including egg tempera, fresco, water gilding, carving, and hand-cut glass mosaic.
Visitors to the Cathedral will be invited to observe these timeless, intricate techniques in the setting of a busy working studio. Martin Earle will be at work on a crucifix for the Beda College in Rome and James Blackstone will be making a mosaic of St Dominic for Chichester Cathedral.
The Studio will be open to the public Tuesday – Saturday (1.00pm – 2.00pm) from 6th January – 1st April 2022.
Outside of these times, visitors can view the custom-built Studio and see the work-in-progress through Studio windows.
Image: Altar Crucifix (detail), carving in oak (Martin Earle, 2021)