The Studio of Saint Philomena specialises in the restoration and creation of Sacred Art. The Studio statues are well known for their life-like beauty and unsurpassed artistic excellence. Many churches today possess The Studio statues to enhance the devotional prayer life of the many faithful.

Over the past few years we have worked extensively in Canterbury parishes to help restore and replace art damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes. Many of these were deemed to be ‘beyond repair’ (some broken into over 150 pieces). However, these were able to be successfully repaired and restored by The Studio.


We truly believe that all sacred art work can be saved and returned to its former glory.

In the Christchurch earthquake, it was tragic to see such a large number of religious statues broken and then subsequently thrown out, when in actuality they could have been easily saved and restored. For us, no job is too big or too small.

We believe that the restoration of sacred art, as opposed to trying to purchase ‘new’ is the most cost efficient for a parish. On many occasions parishes found that insurance companies under-priced the claim value of a parish’s sacred art and in attempting to replace a statue found that it was many thousands short.

The Studio of St Philomena is happy to offer advice and detailed quotes for all these insurance purposes.

We can also arrange for pick up, careful boxing and delivery of each individual item if necessary.