Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
|Thank You to Travis Mounts for this post.|
Friday, October 21, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Offered for Fall 2016 are our 6'' October Blush pumpkins. Made by layering two different gathers of glass, this is an entirely distinct look from all prior Blenko pumpkins. Each has a hand applied green glass stem atop the fading orange to amber over milk white interior pumpkin. Each is marked Blenko and 2016. The interior glass reacts with the surface color creating minor striations and swirls of great intrigue in the subtle shading. A sincerely marvelous piece of handmade American glass. Available for a limited time only. Do not delay.
|New Blenko Glass Pumpkin|
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Tangerine color may vary, no two items are exactly alike.
If you own water front property we suggest having these drilled and hanging in a slider door window.
It doesn't have to be ocean front - a house on the Kanawha River or a Lake.
The Blenko Glass sea turtle also can be used as part of a hostess gift for owner of the vacation place you are using.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Gift giving is often more difficult, as everyone is older and has all the "stuff" they need.
You may have this problem in your own family. Or with your significant other.
Xmas is coming. I'm going to suggest you consider the FISH at Blenko as an appropriate
gift for all the sportsmen in your life.
In West Virginia as well as most surrounding state - fishing is an important pass time.
Blenko Glass has always created FISH, since the 60's. Last year Arlon Bayliss used FISH in his WVA Birthday Vases. This year Blenko has created unique one of a kind - you have the ability to choose the colors in your fish....it's a rare opportunity to have an item created especially for the special person in your life.
I'm posting this NOW - as it takes 4-6 weeks to receive your FISH.
You'll want to go to the Blenko Glass website and place an order for fish.
2916 Fish w/Assorted Frit (Pulled Feather)
An item once only offered in our Visitor Center Gift Shop, now available online! A 10’’ long, 6’’ tall Crystal form enhanced by various colors of frit to create a beautiful, one of a kind fish form. This item is made using the pulled feather technique where the frit coloration is pulled through the fish's body.
At this time Fish are offered as an assorted item. Colors are chosen by the makers and vary when ordering online. Approx $178.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
I recently inherited 10 boxes of Blenko Glass. I am not a collector. Suggestions for how to display or sell.
My parents were / are also Blenko Glass fanatics, they are in the process of downsizing. They decided to donate all duplicates and items that were not special to the Union Mission, YWCA, and Goodwill . I think a box or two also went to the Habitat Resale Store.
Any good charity will happily accept your glass donation. If you are donating special items ( include the print out re: value of each) also any information you may have received from the person who gifted you the glass.
Selling is another option. You can sell for yourself on EBAY or contact a local ( to your area)
Blenko Glass is a highly recognized and highly valued glass. You'll find buyers who want your items.
You mentioned displaying. I'm posting a few photos of Blenko used in the home. I'm not a big fan of shelves of Blenko. I prefer rotating decorative items.
|Blenko Glass on display in living room ( pink glass is Osburn Glass)|
|Blenko Glass - Center The NEW Blenko Fish, on either side Bayliss Fish|