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.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
5 1/2" high approx. Ltd to 50 numbered pieces in the gift shop.
Vase 8" high Ltd. to 40 numbered pieces in the gift shop $37.00
Pitcher 8" high Ltd. to 40 numbered pieces in the gift shop $42.00
If purchased together $75.00 for the set (5% discount)
Friday, Nov 27 8am-11:30, 1:30-4pm
Saturday, Nov 28 9:30-11:30, 1:00-3:30
Thursday, November 19, 2015
At our homes the PUMPKINS come out in mid September...as the leaves begin to turn. We put them away only as we begin to decorate for Christmas!
This year I purchased four fresh pumpkins for a carving party. The cost was nearly $40.
This made me realize how inexpensive it is to own BLENKO GLASS Pumpkins. Each year we bring out our collection of pumpkins - orange - yellow - combinations of orange and yellow and a gold pumpkin ( unique almost like a frosted gold lame ) I have pumpkins dating back to grade schools years.
This year consider purchasing a Blenko Glass Pumpkin ( under $65) large or small they now come in a variety of colors. Patchwork, Vintage, Autumn.
Blenko Glass Company blenkoglass on line catalog to order your pumpkins.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
As a child, I remember my Mom purchasing copies of woodblock prints by Barrie Kaufman, I knew of her as the wife of Senator then Judge Todd Kaufman - who was my Dad's friend.
Barrie Kaufman is doing a large scale project - using the images of WATER DROPS designed by Kaufman and created by Kaufman and Randy Rider.
To read more about this - visit Barrie Kaufman's website - Also the Charleston Newspaper did a story with photos.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
I have two questions. #1) Does Blenko continue to make lamps - also how much do they cost?
#2) I am sending you a photo of a set of lamps I want to purchase, the are $3K+ but lovely, however, if Blenko is still making them does this decrease the value?
Thank you for your response.
Raj Kumar MD
Blenko continues to make glass lamps. Charlie Harshbarger would be the contact person
at Blenko Glass. As to the cost of lamps - they vary with the size, color and shape. If you are seriously interested I would suggest phoning or driving to Blenko Glass.
My parents collect Hinkle Lamps - made in WVa. to view these google Hinkle Glass.
I do not know if Blenko is currently making the lamps ( in your photo) I am posting the photo so perhaps someone else will have an answer for you.
We don't work for Blenko. We like you appreciate the handcrafted glass and enjoy Blenko very much. May I invite you to visit WVa and Blenko Glass. Our State Tourism Bureau can provide you with a list of 'all things glass' in WVa and the Tamarack Center located in Beckley WVa is a show house for WVa Handcrafted items. Many Blenko items are for sale at Tamarack.
Thank you for shopping Blenko. Again, contact the factory. Everyone associated with Blenko Glass is customer friendly.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
When we have additional info we will post along with a link.
Many of the original WV Birthday Collectors are the age of my parents early 70s - this collection started in 1980.
We would expect to see a few more WV Birthday Collections becoming available in the next 4-5 years.
The collection is very large - and not all families have space to properly display such a collection.
IF You own this collection and must part with it - may I suggest you consider donating the collection.
We prefer the WV Glass Museum in Weston, The WVa Cultural Center, or Blenko Glass ( Blenko doesn't have the entire collection on display) it would be very fitting to see this large long term collection on permanent display at Blenko Glass.
Should you need assistance with contacting the appropriate people for donation, please send us an email and we'll assist you with this gift.