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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.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

BLENKO GLASS BLOG . The Heart of Glass

The Heart of Glass Blog - since 2005.   Blenko Glass.
It looks as if the weather will be nice for the First Annual Blenko Water Bottle Event!
We hope you are making plans to attend. 

January 23-27, 2017

Our Inaugural Water Bottle event. All you ever wanted to know about Blenko’s iconic 1930s designed Water Bottle.  Photo contest of images showing 384 in use or as “art”, special edition water bottles, contests, prizes and more.  A must for those who enjoy or love our #384 water bottles. NEW PRODUCTS introduced.
BLOW YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE CLASSES
Upon reviewing our staffing possibilities we will only be able to offer the blow your own water bottles on Friday Jan 27th as a part of our Water Bottle Week.
Class sessions held will begin at 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2pm. Please arrive a half hour prior to your class time to get checked in. Each class will be limited to 10 participants. Participants must be 13 years of age or older. Each class will cost $49 to make a regular 384 water bottle and $45 to make a mini 384 water bottle, should a cancellation be necessary Blenko will retain $10 and refund $39 or $35. ALL classes will make our regular 384 water bottle except ONE of the classes at 10:30am and one of the classes at 2pm, which will make the 384 mini water bottle.
WATER BOTTLE NIGHTLIGHT CLASS
We will offer two section of our popular Make A Water Bottle Lamp class on Friday January 27. A 10am class will guide participants through making an electric lamp with our classic 384 water bottle as the main element. It fits on a handmade wooden base. The second class will begin at 1pm and will feature making a nightlight with wooden base using the 384 mini-water bottle. Both classes are limited to 15 people. The full size water bottle class will cost $54 each and the mini water bottle class will cost $49 each.
Sign-ups will begin Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 8am and are reserved on a first call in basis. Class spaces are limited. The class registration usually fills quickly, but the final date for registering would be Jan 20th at 3pm should there be any available spaces

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Blenko Glass Blog - The Heart of Glass

Valentine's Day  2/14/2017  is a month away.
 
We'd like to again suggest you consider making Blenko Glass  www.blenkoglass.com your first stop.
This year Blenko has a number of special items - items made just for the 2017 Valentine Day.
Travis Mounts of the Blenko Glass Facebook page shared the following info and photos.

If February is near love is assuredly in the air. Blenko is now taking pre-orders online at for these special 2017 Valentine’s items.
 
Our Koala Love Bear is all handmade of crystal with blue eyes and a pinkish/purple heart. Approximately 4 inches tall and a solid little fellow with quirky ears and expression. A piece we have never before produced! Each $69.
 
The small Heart in a Heart Vase is offered in tangerine as shown. It measures 7.5 inches in height. It is a special smaller size rendition of our usual larger heart vase offered in the line. Each $49.
 
Our Sweet Perfume bottle is approximately 7 inches in height with a ground and fitted crystal stopper. The mouth blown bottle is our lovely red shaded tangerine with a ribbed pattern. Each $59.
 
To learn more about Blenko Glass,  we suggest you visit the Blenko Four website, the Blenko Project www.blenkoproject.org ,  the facebook pages devoted to Blenko Glass, and the Blenko Glass Waterbottle Blog
as a starting point.
Questions?  Or if we can help in any way - email - theblenkoproject@aol.com 

2017  Valentine Day Blenko 

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Blenko Glass - For All Occasions - Customize awards


  Think of Blenko Glass - first - when you need a customized trophy or award.

 

Monday, January 02, 2017

Water Bottle # 348 Week

Water Bottle Week. 
As a child,  I started by collecting Blenko  animal figures and Water Bottles.
I hear from many readers they were first attracted to the 'water bottle',  #348 is the longest running item in the Blenko Glass catalogue.
Now thanks to Dean Six's innovative new programs, Blenko will be hosting a yearly Water Bottle event.  You'll want to plan to attend.
Check Blenko Glass Co web pages for updates.   Another exciting event - hosted by Blenko Glass Company Milton, W.Va.



January 23-27, 2017

Our Inaugural Water Bottle event. All you ever wanted to know about Blenko’s iconic 1930s designed Water Bottle.  Photo contest of images showing 384 in use or as “art”, special edition water bottles, contests, prizes and more.  A must for those who enjoy or love our #384 water bottles. NEW PRODUCTS introduced.
BLOW YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE CLASSES
Upon reviewing our staffing possibilities we will only be able to offer the blow your own water bottles on Friday Jan 27th as a part of our Water Bottle Week.
Class sessions held will begin at 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2pm. Please arrive a half hour prior to your class time to get checked in. Each class will be limited to 10 participants. Participants must be 13 years of age or older. Each class will cost $49 to make a regular 384 water bottle and $45 to make a mini 384 water bottle, should a cancellation be necessary Blenko will retain $10 and refund $39 or $35. ALL classes will make our regular 384 water bottle except ONE of the classes at 10:30am and one of the classes at 2pm, which will make the 384 mini water bottle.
WATER BOTTLE NIGHTLIGHT CLASS
We will offer two section of our popular Make A Water Bottle Lamp class on Friday January 27. A 10am class will guide participants through making an electric lamp with our classic 384 water bottle as the main element. It fits on a handmade wooden base. The second class will begin at 1pm and will feature making a nightlight with wooden base using the 384 mini-water bottle. Both classes are limited to 15 people. The full size water bottle class will cost $54 each and the mini water bottle class will cost $49 each.
Sign-ups will begin Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 8am and are reserved on a first call in basis. Class spaces are limited. The class registration usually fills quickly, but the final date for registering would be Jan 20th at 3pm should there be any available spaces. An alternate Blizzard day for the classes, should extreme weather require it, would be Friday Feb 3, 2017. On that same Friday Blenko will offer four classes making a VALENTINES special piece. The details of this will be shared prior to the end of 2016...

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017.  May all your wishes for peace and happiness come true, and may you find vintage Blenko at each stop along the way.
HJH


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

March is The Animal - Kingdom at Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass' Dean is hosting a month long ' Animal Kingdom ' event.
As a child - I would take my allowance to Blenko each month and purchase a Blenko critter -  many were made with molds,  or made by hand by glass blowers - at this time the blenko craftsmen were allowed to sell their individual creations in the gift shop.
It isn't necessary to collector to attend. 
Bring your family - visit Blenko -

Animal-Kingdom
During the ENTIRE month of March Blenko makes an effort to produce a true zoo of glass animals.  We look back to molds and ideas from our past as well as reaching forward. Join us any time in March at our Visitors Center to explore our glass menagerie. A wide selection is also offered on line or by calling our visitors center to inquire what is on hand.
We have started making Glass Animals for our March "Animal Kingdom" event. We are searching high and low in the factory to find any old molds of animal. And we are making a few, a limited number of each. We will offer them in the Visitor Center beginning March 1, 2017. You may call then to order. For now- be assured we are exploring, creating and having fun making both molded and free hand animals for your consideration in March.

Check the www.blenkoglass.com  for updates about this event and perhaps photos of items being made.
We'll also update as we get new info. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Last Minute GIFT IDEA!

Last year Blenko Glass's Dean Six started the Blenko Glass in the Garden Show, Sale and Party.
This year in May they'll host the 2nd annual Blenko Glass Garden Party!
I'm suggesting you gift this to the gardener,  the mom, the new home owner,  your friends who might enjoy an evening on a quiet lake surrounded by glass and handcrafted walls of wood and glass.  Its the weekend after Mother's Day - so if you don't phone Blenko today and schedule the Friday evening event.  You may choose to do so in early 2017 and use the gift for V-Day or Mother's Day.
Gifting an event - making a memory!


Blenko Glass in the Garden Show, Sale & Party-May 26 & 27, 2017

Sales and exhibits in the Blenko Glass Garden at lake side. To be held the weekend after Mother’s Day annually. Special Garden Party Friday evening, an advance fee applies for this event only. Special Garden Party Hat decorating contest w/ Blenko special made prizes Friday evening. All Saturday events open to the public at No charge. Exhibits, sales, garden ideas. Special Blenko products made for display in the garden will be offered for sale.