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, August 02, 2015

Blenko Glass Company Has New ITEMS for 2015!

3515 Blenko Heart Vase -  similar to the WV Birthday Vase's hearts...

You'll want to purchase this item for the special persons in your life.

A forever heart! 
This is available in three colors and crystal.
Note:  Blenko Vases and the colors vary - no two are exactly the same.
Handcrafted means just this made by hand.

*  note:  we think the guys at Blenko produce the finest tangerine - the color intensity varies from item to item,  but its always lovely.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Blenko Glass Co,. New for 2015 - Moonshine Jugs

These beauties come in three sizes and multiple colors.  You'll want a complete family of  " Moonshine Jugs"
We recommend buying as " Welcome to WVa " gifts, and for friends who have moved out of our beautiful state.
This items says "NEW" but Blenko has made a variation of the JUG since the 80s.  One year a moonshine jug was the WV Birthday Vase - if you happen to own this jug - please send us a photo.
Another lovely item of glass from BLENKO GLASS - handcrafted in West Virginia.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

BLENKO GLASS Festival Of July 31 and August 1st

Time flies doesn't it?   We've been with the Heart of Glass blog over a decade and the " Blenko Glass  Festival of Glass"  is now 8 years old!

The Festival of Glass  is  Walter Blenko creation that has grown into an event the entire State of WV looks forward to attending.

Collectors and local citizens enjoy being able to tour the factory, to view glass blowing demonstrations, to take classes in various forms of glass arts.

One big plus is the ability to have any item you purchase signed by a Blenko Family member.  You'll also get to meet Mr. Walter, Mr. Andy and their families.   Blenko Glass Company is family owned.  Once you attend the Festival of Glass you'll feel as if you are a part of this extended family.

The 8th Annual Festival of glass is to be held at Blenko Glass factory of Friday July 31 and Saturday August 1.  
Classes fill up fast - so visit the www.blenkoglass.com website to sign up or phone Blenko Glass.

Everyone is WELCOME! 
photo from 2007 Blenko Glass Collectors Society  event - Blenko - Walter & Bill, Wayne Husted.
* photo from Dr Susan Baldock 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Blenko Glass Company 2015 New this year - Helix

You may read descriptions of this item and order on the Blenko Glass Company website.
New for 2015 - available in three colors.
The cost is $175 plus shipping.

This one is certain to become a classic.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Gratitude is the hearts memory.

French Proverb :  Gratitude is the Hearts Memory.

Blog Reader Mountain Rita often writes of her gratitude to Mr Bill Blenko for his kindness during her visits to West Virginia and the factory, to Mr Richard Blenko for his charm and his generosity in including her ' an over middle age west coast bisexual' for a group lunch at a local pub.  She also frequently expresses her gratitude to Mr. Walter Blenko - who at an age when many would be enjoying retirement infused Blenko Glass Company -Mountain Rita writes often to comment on the Blenko Glass men and and women, the craftsmen who always see a bigger brighter future for Blenko !   Mountain Rita writes there are no negative nellies at Blenko!

If you aren't  gifting Made In West Virginia items - Why Not?
Blenko Glass is active and the products are better than ever. 
www.blenkoglass.com  for on line catalog and often coupons.

Thank you for shopping BLENKO GLASS CO  Milton, WVa.

To learn more about Blenko Glass visit www.blenkoproject.org .

Saturday, July 18, 2015


Blenko Glass Company yearly host a GLASS EVENT ....  its coming up very soon.
Many glasses are being offered...
We'll post additional information as Blenko Glass sends it to us.

We do know Ernie Downey will be teaching several jewelry making classes!  These classes fill up very quickly, if you are interested I recommend phoning BLENKO GLASS today.

Photo of an Ernie Downey pendant  - One I'd very much like to own.
You won't be making anything quiet this nice - - but last year the ladies and gentlemen were very pleased with their creations. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Agnes de Mille wrote " Destiny is made known silently"  " No trumpets sound when important decisions  of  life are made."

Blenko Glass  Company from Bankruptcy to a Most Prosperous Era.

Thank you for your continued support of BLENKO GLASS COMPANY  www.blenkoglass.com.
Blenko Glass - made in West Virginia.