Stephen Van O'Meara
Requiescat in pace!
Stephen passed away on June 16, 2022
[NB: apologies for the quality of the recording; the interview occurred during a storm that interfered with the Internet connection.]
Stephen Van O’Meara is a master goldsmith, silversmith, sculptor and designer of liturgical art. He is one of the few American artisans who executes every aspect of his craft himself in his own studio.
Having studied under both American and European master gold and silversmiths, Stephen offers the entire set of skills employed in the manufacturing of liturgical metal wares, such as hand-raising, casting, chasing, engraving, and enameling. His work has received numerous awards.
Stephen’s passion for the liturgical arts is inspired by his dedication to the Catholic Faith and the artistic traditions of the Church. His particular devotion to the mystery of the Holy Family frequently finds its subtle expression in his liturgical pieces.
You can read more about Stephen Van O’Meara’s background in this PDF. A small sample of his exquisite work and designs can be viewed in the gallery below.
Do you have a custom piece in mind for your church? Would you like to have a chalice made as a memorial or gift for a priest? Maybe you would like to commission a personal devotional piece (like the Ecstasy of St. Theresa of Avila shrine shown below in the gallery)? Then don't hesitate to contact Stephen O'Meara!
Sterling silver chalice with chasing, lapis lazuli and blood red amethysts (inset on node).
A custom design for a paten.
A stunning miniature reproduction of the famous sculpture rendered in gold and lapis lazuli.
A custom designed altar candle.
A tulip style chalice with raised engraved lettering and silver medalions.
This candlestick design features the twisting Solomonic column and acanthus leaf.
Wooden cross featuring a sterling silver corpus.
A chalice design prominently featuring an acanthus leaf pattern, symbol of eternal life.