Canning Liturgical Arts

150 Commerce Court
United States
Services Provided

Investigative Paint Studies and Specifications, Decorative Painting and Restoration, Ornamental Plaster and Scagliola, Murals, Mosaics, Statuary, Sculpture, Decorative Furnishings, Decorative Samples, Decorative Renderings and Mock-ups, Fundraising and Liturgical Design Consulting.

Philosophy / Approach

In keeping with the philosophy of Canning Liturgical Arts, this quote attributed to the Italian poet Dante Alighieri encapsulates the philosophy of the firm, “beauty awakens the soul to act.” Canning Liturgical Arts specializes in sacred decoration, restoration, conservation and creative expression.

John is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), as well as a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). The leading authority in the United States on traditional decorative painting materials and techniques, he attended the Glasgow School of Art, Stow College, and the Decorative Trades Institute. Earning a London City & Guilds certificate, he served his apprenticeship as a church decorator in Europe. John founded the studio in 1975 and remains active in design, consultation and project development.

Service Offerings
  • Liturgical Design Consultancy
  • Architecture
  • Art & Craft
  • Education
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