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Recent Tiffany Restorations

Rohlf’s Studio has been commissioned by The Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, NY for the past five years to preserve their large Tiffany stained glass windows.  Louis Comfort Tiffany and Company (1848-1933), one of America’s foremost masters of decorative art known for its techniques in double-and triple-plating (drapery, iridescent, opalescent and confetti glasses).  With numerous […]

United Presbyterian Church – Cortland, NY

     United Presbyterian Church (situated near Suny Cortland) started a restoration project to restore their century old fourteen stained glass windows. The church contracted a local stained glass company to take out one window to start the process. The turnaround time was a lot longer than originally anticipated, so the church committee did a search […]

The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral

      Established in 1815, The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in the city. After becoming a New York City landmark in 1966, it would be designated as a minor basilica in 2010 by Pope Francis’s predecessor, Benedict XVI.      Famously known for being the cathedral that director Francis Ford Coppola shot […]

New Stained Glass Windows for New Construction Chapel at Chestnut Hill Center in Boston, MA

The elegant chapel for 32 was designed as a major addition to the Chestnut HIll Center for Men and completed in December, 2013.  The overall design theme was inspired by the low arch found extensively in the original mansion.  This motif was used in the projecting upper portion of the four walls which are supported […]

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Restoring Stained Glass Windows: White Plains Presbyterian Church Provides a Case in Point

Like people who are mortal, ecclesiastical stained glass won’t last forever. Stained glass windows that are used for decorative purposes or to illustrate Biblical stories often need restoring and re-glazing once they have reached 80 years or so of service. At that point, it is likely that both the integrity of the installation and the […]

Hiring a Stained Glass Studio

Thoughts on Hiring a Stained Glass Studio for New Stained Glass or Stained Glass Restoration

Is your Stained Glass Restoration Committee or Building Committee starting a new stained glass project? Do committee members feel stuck because they don’t know how to make a decision on a new stained glass or restored stained glass project? Initiating stained glass restoration, or having new stained glass created for your facility can indeed be […]

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How to Write an RFP for Stained Glass Restoration that Brings Qualified Bidders for your Church Window Restoration Project

Often the most beloved part of a house of worship is the stained glass windows that adorn the sanctuary. So when cracks appear or re-leading becomes necessary, religious and lay leadership find themselves in the position of selecting a partner in the restoration of stained glass windows – often the only time in their lives […]