DeWilde Art Glass
Rich DeWilde rebuilt the three stained glass windows in the chapel of
the Trinity Episcopal Church that reopened in early December 2014 after 21 months
and a massive construction project. The Trinity Episcopal Church (located at Wall & Idaho) received significant fire damage in spring 2013.
DeWilde used approximately 50% of the salvaged glass from the damaged church for the two side windows while the center stained glass window (2ft x 8ft) was completely destroyed.
These beautiful stained glass windows took DeWilde over six months to create and rebuild. DeWilde explained that the truly hard work was to match the original glass which was handmade by Fremont Glass in Seattle. He considers these stained glass windows one of his most challenging projects in his 30 year career.
DeWilde traveled to Seattle to meet with Jim Flanagan, a world renowned antique glass blower, who made sheets of glass that DeWilde used when recreating the stained glass windows for the Trinity Episcopal Church.
Rich DeWilde creates stained glass windows in Bend and is often involved in restoration projects for historic buildings in Central Oregon. DeWilde Art Glass is located in the little red shed next to Nashelle.