RELIGIOUS SCULPTURES

Fred has been carving customized religious sculptures for over 20 years now and his passion for liturgical art can be seen in each of his works. Thanks to his sculpting abilities, his religious statues’ faces express just about every feeling – pain, humility, sadness, or love – and when you look at his wood carvings of Jesus, you will feel His pain. Fred specializes in catholic statuary but also has an extensive experience in designing and carving ecclesiastical art suitable for any environment.Jesus, custom carved crucifix, mahogany, religious sculptures, Fred Zavadil

Fred’ religious sculptures are made from different media including wood, resin, and bronze but wood is really his number one choice for church sculptures. His portfolio includes carved and customized catholic statues of many saints including sculptures of Jesus, Madonna, Madonna & Child, Mary, Holly Family, St. Josef, St. Michael, carved sculptures of angels, numerous religious relief carvings, and other liturgical art pieces. You can find Fred’s customized religious statues in churches and other religious institutions all around North America.

If you would like to get custom designed religious statues of saints, original religious woodcarvings, or any other church sculptures for your sacred place, please feel free to contact us. You will be dealing directly with Hana, Fred’s wife, and with Fred avoiding the middle man or re-seller. Your sculpture will be carved in North America by Fred. It will also be an original – not a copy machine reproduction.

Please note that we don’t have inventory of religious sculptures for sale and don’t make or sell reproductions of Fred’s carvings. Each statue is custom designed original and is carved according to client’s specifics. Also, please keep in mind that carving is time consuming process, the more intricate carving, the longer time it takes to complete. Large as well as small and complicated projects can take several months to complete. Please check information about commissioning a wood carving.

Samples of religious sculptures and catholic statuary by liturgical wood carver and sculptor Fred Zavadil

Over the past 20 years Fred carved numerous religious sculptures and custom designed statues of saints. Majority of them are catholic statues including sculptures of St. Joseph, Holy Family, Jesus, Virgin Mary, Padre Pio, St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, station of the cross relief carvings, several portraits of popes, and other religious wood carvings.

Basswood statue of Risen Christ (also known as Christus Rex or Christ the King) carved for a cathedral in Pittsburgh. It is about 5 feet tall and it is carved from basswood.

Risen Christ, custom carved sculpture of Christus Rex, stained baswood, religious sculptures by Fred Zavadil
Risen Christ, custom carved sculpture of Christus Rex, stained basswood, religious sculptures by Fred Zavadil
Christ the King, wood statue of Jesus the King, stained basswood, religious wood carving by Fred Zavadil
Christus Rex (Christ the King), basswood, religious wood carving by Fred Zavadil
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, hand carved catholic statue, basswood, 6'
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, custom designed and carved catholic sculpture, basswood, carved for St. Fidelis Parish in Toronto, ON
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, carved religious sculpture, painted and stained basswood, 6', catholic statuary by Fred Zavadil
Sculpture of St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, painted and stained basswood, 6′, religious wood carving by Fred Zavadil
Padre Pio, wood sculpture, stained, by Fred Zavadil Wood Carving and Religious Sculptures
Padre Pio, custom carved, stained basswood
Madonna and child, statue, Fred Zavadil
Madonna and child, sculpture by Fred Zavadil
Madonna and child, custom statue, Fred Zavadilstatue
Madonna and child, custom carved statue, Honduras mahogany
Pieta, clay sculpture by Fred Zavadil
Pieta, clay statue by Fred Zavadil
Jesus, clay sculpture, Fred Zavadil
Jesus, clay sculpture, Fred Zavadil

Sculptures of Jesus (crucifix), St. Joseph, Virgin Mary, and St. John Neumann with children; carved for St. John Neumann catholic church. The statues are carved from basswood and they were painted and stained.

 

Carved crucifix, custom statue, basswood, painted and stained
Carved crucifix, basswood sculpture, basswood, painted and stained
Custom crucifix, wood carved sculpture, painted and stained
Hand carved crucifix, basswood, painted and stained
St. Joseph, custom catholic statues
Wood sculpture of St. Joseph, painted and stained basswood, catholic statuary by Fred Zavadil
St. Joseph, carved and painted sculpture, Religious sculptures by Fred Zavadil
Customized sculpture of St. Joseph, painted and stained basswood, hand carved by Fred Zavadil
St. John Neumann, custom carved sculpture, catholic statues by Fred Zavadil
St. John Neumann, carved sculpture of St. John Neumann with a little girl
St. John Neumann, custom sculpture, religious sculptures by Fred Zavadil
St. John Neumann with a little girl, custom sculptures, painted and stained basswood
Mary, wood sculpture, carved, painted and stained, catholic sculptures by Fred Zavadil
Carved and painted wood sculpture of Virgin Mary
Mary, wood sculpture, religious wood carving, Fred Zavadil,
Carved and painted wood sculpture of Mary

Custom carved religious sculptures for St. John Neumann Catholic Church, by Fred Zavadil

Custom carved religious sculptures for St. John Neumann Catholic Church, by Fred ZavadilHand carved and painted wood sculptures of Mary, Jesus, and Joseph in the new chapel

The sculpture Fred is asked to carve most often is a sculpture of Jesus – in different sizes and different positions, sometimes a full crucifix, sometimes just the corpus to be suspended in the air.

Crucifix, custom sculpture of Jesus, by Fred Zavadil Woodcarving
Custom crucifix
Custom crucifix, hand carved, mahogany wood carving, 5' (150cm)
Hand carved crucifix, mahogany, 5′ (150cm)
Crucifix, detail from wood sculpture, custom carved from mahogany, Fred Zavadil Woodcarving
Crucifix, detail from hand carved sculpture, Honduras mahogany, 5′ (150cm),

Hand carved  mahogany crucifix

Samples of custom designed and carved sculptures of Jesus

 

Latest work

April, 2017 – just finished custom designed statue of Good Shepherd for a new church in Tecumseh, ON. Basswood, 5′ (150 cm). The new church is uniting 2 congregations – the unification is symbolized by  Good Shepherd holding 2 lambs. The sculpture will be stained.

Carved statue of Good Shepherd, customized catholic sculpture, Fred Zavadil

Custom crucifix carved for the same church – it will be suspended in the air

Jesus, custom crucifix carved from basswood, catholic statue by Fred Zavadil
Custom crucifix, carved from basswood, 6′
Crucifix, wood sculpture of Jesus, religious statuary by Fred Zavadil
Custom carved crucifix, basswood

 Samples of other religious art and wood carvings

 St. Pius X, 12′ bronze sculpture (medallion) on an outside wall of a church

Samples of custom religious relief wood carvings (basswood, Honduras mahogany)

Custom carved crosier, customized ecclesiastical art

Woodcarving, relief, angel
Relief carving of an angel, stained basswood

Carved relief on an angel, stained basswood

Mary, carved sculpture, Fred ZavadilCarved and painted wood sculpture of Mary, basswood

Please check Fred Zavadil Wood Carving and Sculpting Channel on YouTube to see Fred carving

Wood carving, corpus, Fred ZavadilChristus Rex / Risen Christ, wood sculpture, by Fred Zavadil Wood Carving and Religious Sculptures

Please visit our page showing  tapestries created in cooperation with Celeste Art Studio

Religious Art Restorations and RenovationsTake a look at some of our sculpture restorations

Contact:

fred.zavadil@gmail.com

1-519-966-0428

Customized  catholic statues, religious sculptures, religious wood carvings and church art by master carver Fred Zavadil, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Detroit, Michigan and area.

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