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, February 28, 2015

SPRING OPEN HOUSE: CLASS SCHEDULE

UPDATE FROM BLENKO. 

SPRING OPEN HOUSE
CLASS SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
We will be taking class sign ups starting tomorrow for our Spring Open House classes.
Back by popular demand we will have our Make Your Own Easter Egg class. Each person will work with our craftsman to create two multi-colored glass Easter eggs.
$35.00 per person
Class times: 9:30-11:30 approx
12:15-2:15 approx
"BRAND NEW" for 2015
Optic Vase Mini Glass Workshop
You will work with our artisans performing each step required to create a beautiful optic vase.
$65.00 per person
Class times: 9:30-11:30 approx.
12:15-2:15 approx.
Give us a call at 304-743-9081 or 877-425-3656 to sign up. Credit card required to hold reservation.
We hope to see you soon!!!



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Blenko Warehouse Sale

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!
The Annual Blenko Warehouse Sale will start on Saturday, March 14 and continue until Saturday, March 28.
We are working on stocking the shelves with great items and once a year deals on beautiful tableware and we will also have Buy 1 Get 1 Free dalle de verre slab and other great glass items.
Warehouse Sale Hours:
Saturday 9am-4pm
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Closed Sunday




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blenko Lady from Georgia - Deborah Allen

Blenko Friends - I received this message from Deb Allen's husband it is with his permission I am sharing the information.

Hi Everyone,  I have sad news to report, The Blenko Lady in Marietta, Georgia,  USA: Deborah Allen is in a Hospice in Marietta, Ga.  She started out with a bad  headache that turned into an aneurysm, to a grand mall seizure. This is the 5th  week that she has been sick and she is getting the quality of life that is due her. You all have been in touch with her and Blenko at more than just one time,  I thought you should be updated on what is going on. She will be missed here
(home & the Glass Club) and in the Blenko collectors's world.

Take care and have fun with BlenkoGlass.  
Roderick C. Allen (Husband)


The Blenko Lady From Georgia 


The Blenko Project www.blenkoproject.org began while I was an undergrad at WVU - almost ten years ago.
The Blenko Collectors Group was very active at this time,  many men and women with vast knowledge of Blenko and WV Glass boldly stepped forward to assist me.  Deborah Allen was one of the first to offer her assistance.
Deborah Allen knows and loves Blenko Glass.  She and her beloved husband Rod Allen,  have a unique and vast collection of excellent quality Blenko.   Deb has been featured in news articles, and has written for publication about Blenko,  she frequently spoke to large groups of people on the subject of Blenko Glass.  If you collected Blenko during the BCS you would recall Deb Allen as she was often a featured speaker at Blenko Collector group meetings. 
What I remember most about my meetings with Deb was  enthusiasm, her knowledge, her willingness to share,  and her genuine love of Blenko.  She knew the history of each item,  many times she could tell you what shop made the item.  While it was no secret Deb,a true Southern Lady    had a favorite Blenko Designer. She was loyal to the brand.  Not just a 'cheerleader' for handmade in WVa Glass but a person devoted to educating others about handmade WVa Glass.  Deborah and Rodney bought and displayed  quality Blenko made by all the Blenko Designers.
Deb Allen was a big part of 'the living  encyclopedia of Blenko Glass.'   Cards may be sent to the address below.  I'll work on getting an email address posted.
Thank You HJH

Deborah Allen,  4174 Reef Rd., Marietta GA 30066


Deb Allen   giving a seminar on Blenko at the PSDGC show in Atlanta, last summer.
         

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Blenko Predesigner decanter and air twist stemmed glasses

HI Hillary,
I have a little time today so I will try to get my backlog of photos out to you for the blog.
I will start with this nice grouping of Predesigner pieces. The decanter is a Blenko #519 with two Blenko 800S air twist stemmed glasses in Blenko's Ruby. I really enjoy the craftsmanship of the older Blenko and especially the ruby.

Hope you enjoy,
Bruce Specht



Friday, February 20, 2015

Blenko in vintage ads #3

Here is blenko featured on the cover of House Beautiful.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Turquoise Glass




About a year ago, I saw an article in the Huntington paper asking for pictures 
of Blenko Glass.  Here is a picture of part of my mother's collection of 
turquoise glass.  (See has other pieces.)  I'm not sure if everything is Blenko 
though.



Let me know if you need close ups of these pieces, or if you would like me to 
send pictures of the rest of the collection.



--Judy Silver


Monday, February 16, 2015

Blenko warehouse sale, march 14-march 28.

Hello,
Blenko will have its warehouse sale from March 14-28. We will be posting about events in coming days. Please check back for more details.
Regards
V

### From blenko's website.
Our Annual Warehouse Sale will begin on March 14, 2015 to March 28, 2015.Located at our factory warehouse in Milton, WV Hours for sale listed below.Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Closed on Sundays
Spring Open House will be on March 14, 2015.Located at our gift shop in Milton, WV  9am to 4pm!
Special events including classes, signing events, and limited edition items!