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.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Blenko Waterbottle (Topaz 384-S ) featured in Martha Stewart Living Magazine

Blenko 384-S featured in December 2013 edition of Martha Stewart Living Magazine. 

Please contact us at TheBlenkoProject@aol.com with your blenko stories. Blenko Project  www.blenkoproject.org

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Blenko Mini Waterbottles

We appreciate the Blenko Glass mini waterbottle.  We live in a condo 750sqft.  We downsized in 2009.  Most all of our Blenko is in storage.  With the new  Blenko mini waterbottles, we have room to display a collection ten, all unique in the kitchen window.  Thank Blenko for us,  this was a great idea.  Hillary, do you know who decided to make the mini?  That person should be given a giant raise.
S. Baldock

Susan,  Above is a photo of mini water bottles sold during the Blenko Glass warehouse sale.  Starting a new collection?  Consider attending the 2015 Blenko Glass warehouse sale.
Re:  Who decide to make the mini?  I dunno, we'll send a note to Blenko with this question.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Hillary,  This is a photo I cut from your blog.   I bought three 'look a likes' at the Warehouse Blenko Glass Sale for under $100 a piece.   My neighbor has a similar one she bought for $500 in 2007.
I felt good about my purchase.
Bob G. 

Readers,  If you missed the 2014 annual warehouse sale -  mark your 2015 calendar.  This sale improves yearly.  Amazing prices on unique Blenko and also the run of the mill Blenko.
We recommend doing your Xmas and other gift shopping in April at the Yearly Warehouse Sale.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Selection of Blenko Birthday Pieces Designed by Arlon Bayliss

Is your favorite Bayliss design above?
If so -why is it your fav?
If not - which one is, and why?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Blenko Glass Designer Created Note Cards

The Blenko Glass Water Bottle  www.blenkoglass.com   is an icon.   Paper Designer Diana Weber created these note Cards.

To learn more about Blenko Glass and collecting Blenko please view www.blenkoproject.org  The Blenko Project Website. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tuxes and Tails April 27th 2014

Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association’s


Annual Gala


Sunday, April 27, 2014
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Clay Center Benedum Grand Lobby


Entertainment by The Production Company
Gourmet Buffet Dinner • Cash Bar • Silent Auction
– Cocktail Attire –

Tickets: $100 in advance, $125 at the door
(25% discount for KCHA members)
Phone: 304-342-1576

Tickets now on sale at our website:


and at the following locations:

Taylor Books
226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301
Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia St E, Charleston, WV 25301
Picture Perfect Pets Grooming and Supplies
5402 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Charleston, WV 25304
Mission Savvy
202 Hale St, Charleston, WV 25301
The West Virginia Executive
8 Capitol Street, Suite 200, Charleston WV, 25301
KCHA office
1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV  25311

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Blenko Variations

Some time ago, readers were asking for photos from the Blenko - Variations Series by Wayne Husted.
These 12 vases were sold by special order only -  four offerings each had three bottles.
At time of purchase they were appropriately $450 per the three plus postage.
The number sold is questionable.   Some research indicates there were 40 people who subscribed for the entire series.
Blenko also sold the 2nds at the Visitors Centers.   Wayne Husted also sold Artist Proofs and
some Artist Proofs for each of the 12.  
This series as with most of the unique and quality items sold by Blenko Glass  www.blenkoglass.com has increased in value .
If you own the Variations Series,  or have additional info - let us know and we'll add new information to the Blenko Project  www.blenkoproject.org. website.