Leon Sadubin is a master woodworker and furniture designer based in Gerringong, NSW. Over his career he has designed and built exquisite furniture for both public and private use, sourced from native Australian and imported hardwoods. Here are two of his public commissions for places of worship:
- The Temple Desk for Temple Emanuel Synagogue, Woollahra Sydney (2006) in collaboration with Marc Grunseit, glass artist.
Below, Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins leading a service with the Torah unrolled on the temple desk at Temple Emanuel, Woolahra - the largest synagogue in Sydney. 
- The altar of St James church, Sydney (1989) - a collaboration with David Wright, glass artist.
Leon writes: "Over the years I have been engaged to design and make a wide range of items for public spaces. Ceremonial lecterns, public seating benches and furniture for places of worship are representative of my scope of work. These commissions are often collaborations with other craft practitioners and artists working in glass, silver, stone and fabrics. These works involve consultation with the client or architect and result in my own designs, specific to the intent of the space, and sympathetic to its style."
Temple Emanuel images from Cochrane, G. (2006). OBJECTS MADE FOR A TEMPLE. Craft Arts International, (68), 118-119.
- by Catherine Schieve / April 2018