Gwozdziec Synagogue Project Workshop Locations /
The Making / History Gwozdziec Workshops took place in different cities throughout Poland during three consecutive summers with professionals working shoulder to shoulder with students in 13 different travel programs.
Timber Frame Workshop /
The timber frame workshop took place in a six–week workshop in the open air Folk Architecture Museum in Sanok,Poland. Thirty professional timber framers the Timber Framers Guild representing many European countries, the United States, and Canada worked together with 130 students , faculty and volunteers on every stage of the project.
2011 - The Ethnographic Folk Architecture Museum, Sanok
Ceiling Painting Workshops /
The ceiling painting workshops took place in 8 consecutive three–week workshops in 8 cities throughout Poland in existing masonry synagogues. The workshops were lead by 12 artist painting leaders, who worked with 110 students and volunteers over two summers to paint the 14 sections of the polychrome ceiling: the lantern, the zodiac, north dome, south dome, east dome, west dome, northeast pendentive, northwest pendentive, southwest pendentive, southeast pendentive, and north, south, east, and west coves.
2011 - The New Synagogue - Rzeszow
2011 - The Temple Synagogue - Krakow
2011 - The White Stork Synagogue - Wroclaw
2012 - The New Synagogue - Gdansk
2012 - The White Synagogue - Sejny
2012 - The Synagogue - Kazimierz Dolny
2012 - The Synagogue - Szczebrzeszyn
2012 - The White Stork Synagogue - Wroclaw
In 2013, Handshouse Studio donated the Gwozdziec Synagogue bimah replica to the Core Exhibition of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and created the BImah painting workshop. Referencing archival resources, students and volunteers worked with a team of 12 artists painting leaders to paint the full-scale bimah using the traditional painting and then install the bimah in the core exhibition.