Glenn Albrecht, AIA,
was very important to our client that the stained glass windows in their new
home be of the same quality and craftsmanship as the four century old
examples that they fell in love with in Great Britain. Once we visited Leo's
studio and saw the cathedral stained glass that he was restoring, we knew we
had found the right craftsman for the task at hand. There are no shortcuts
or modern methods that could accurately reproduce the stained glass of the
medieval and Tudor periods. Leo has kept alive the traditional European
methods of stained glass making and his pieces are as timeless, beautiful,
and inspirational as those found in Speyer or Lviv.
WESKetch Architecture & Interiors, Inc.
Millington, New Jersey
Stained Glass Restoration
are blessed to have God's glorious light shine through our stained glass
windows during worship each Sunday. They were created in 1916 by Kansas City
Art Glass Company, and as we have found during research, they are very rare.
The trustees, after much research finally found a company that had the
capability to recreate the windows. Willett-Hauser of Minneapolis is doing
the work. It has involved many months of work. The broken panes were removed
and sent to the artist that will do the work. The artist who did the actual
work was Leo Milkhiker of Leo Art Stained Glass Studio in Clark, New jersey. He is a
native of Ukraine, and had his degree in fine arts from the National Art
Institute in Moscow. He was the subcontractor from The Willett- Hauser
company, a renowned art glass creator and restorer having done thousands of
installations including the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
First United Methodist Church
Cranford Chronicle, May 6 1999
Cranford, New Jersey