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Hand craftsmanship and perfection

About St. John's Workshop

St. John's Workshop produces some of the finest icon boards available for professionals and students of iconography. We specialize in the application of true gesso in a traditional manner over linen cloth on solid linden wood. Our hand-applied true gesso provides a suitable surfaces for all mediums.

Quality and communication sets us apart from other suppliers.

Custom work and standard options

About Our Boards

We are happy to quote you on all your panel needs. We offer panels made from baltic birch plywood or solid linden wood with oak cross braces on the back. Order with or without our true gesso applied.

We are able to produce any size and shape. We have made crosses, diptychs and triptychs, as well as boards with intricately carved borders.

Small family business

Who We Are

One family. Fr. Dimitri is a craftsman and priest in the Orthodox Church who lives in New York state with his wife and children. His wife helps him with office work and packaging while he crafts the icon boards.

Besides this craft, their family enjoys a quiet and simple life in the country taking care of dairy goats and other small livestock, and gardening as time permits.