Temple & Church Stained Glass
Church and Temple Stained Glass
Traditionally stained glass has always been a big consideration when building a Church or Temple. All the way back to the 15th century when stained glass gained popularity in Europe the first buildings to incorporate this new art were churches. Unfortunately the reformation of the church during the reign of King Henry VIII coupled with 2 World Wars led to the destruction of 90% of the old glass but the art form has never been lost and in terms of todays Churches and Temples it has become more popular than ever.
At Scottish Stained Glass the achievement we are most proud of in our 25 year history is the fact that we are one of the very few stained glass studios to be chosen as approved contractors by the LDS Church.
Over the years Scottish Stained Glass has worked on hundreds of church glass projects all over the USA: From the Archbishop of Denver’s private chapel to the Ft. Collins LDS Temple; From the Chabad of Dallas Synagogue to the Houston Hindu Temple; and from Baptist Churches in the south to Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Anglican and just about every religion you can think of in Utah, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nevada, California and 38 states across the country.
Custom Designed Religious Stained Glass
Not only is every religion different but every church is different within each religion. Leaders of the churches have a vision which they often like to translate into glass. At Scottish Stained Glass much of our success has come from our ability to listen. We obviously have ideas but listening to what our clients are telling us allows us to present ideas based on the things our clients really want to see in their stained glass.
Every single one of our stained glass windows is custom designed. When you work with us, you’ll be able to sit down with a professional glass designer during a one-on-one consultation. This will give you the opportunity to discuss your ideas with an expert and browse photographs of different styles of religious stained glass windows, which can range from very traditional Biblical designs to more contemporary styles.
Once we have an idea of what you’re looking for, we’ll develop a series of drafts for you to choose from and make changes as needed. We understand the importance that stained glass can have in a religious setting – it inspires, brings joy, and is a reminder of traditional values. Our goals is to create a piece of art that not only looks beautiful, but also is reflective of our clients’ values and beliefs and are willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish the task.
Church Stained Glass Window Restoration
Church stained glass window restoration is another area in which we have a wealth of valuable experience. As older church windows reach the 80-100 year old range the church leaders have to decide whether to replace or restore the stained glass. At Scottish we prefer the preservation of old glass and will provide free expert advice to any church or religious organization looking to work on a stained glass restoration project.
If you have a stained glass window in your church that is showing signs of deterioration such as sagging or bowing or has cracked or missing glass pieces, we urge you to contact our office. It’s quite likely that the damage will progress rapidly and before long lead to the destruction of the window. If damage is caught in advance, it’s much more affordable to repair. With a quick inspection, we can identify any problematic issues and develop a plan for remedying the situation.
If a complete restoration is necessary, the window will have to be removed and taken apart. But don’t worry; we’re experts in this matter. We’ve completed hundreds of restoration projects for churches and temples all throughout the country. During the restoration, we’ll carefully clean the glass, remove the broken pieces and replace them, add new leading, and install support bars to add additional strength.
Contact Our Office
Scottish Stained Glass is proud to serve the entire Salt Lake City metro area. We’ve worked on religious buildings of all types located throughout the city, ranging from historic churches and temples in Liberty Wells, Central City, and the Avenues to newer buildings like those in in Arcadia Heights and Yale Garden. Call us today to receive an estimate on religious stained glass or speak to an expert about your project. We are always happy to help with free advice and consultations.