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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, April 28, 2019

Identifying Glass.

The Blenko Project has provided readers with either identification of their items or provided a page number and catalog year to assist with identification of glass for more than a decade.  Free of charge.

The Blenko Collectors 4 website has a good selection of Blenko Colors and we refer folks to this
site to help with color identification.

Blenko Project has  6 volunteers who accept your letter and photo - we currently  have a back log of over  11 months.

We can provide you with the names and addresses of certified appraisers who for an hourly fee
will identify and value ( when possible) your glass.

While we realize the back log is frustration.   Two of our most prolific identification volunteers
 became unable to volunteer due to personal tragedies involving fire and flooding in 2018.

Thank you for being patient.   
We recommend you first spend some time searching catalogs or photos on the web for your glass,
if then you are unable to label. 
We'll accept your request via email with clear photos and measurements.

Thank You.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass Blog. MOTHER's DAY -

This item is a limited edition.  You'll need to order asap - or drive down to Blenko to purchase. 


Mother's Day had its USA origins in W.Va.
When you google Mother's Day  you'll see the following:



The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.[ St Andrew's Methodist Church now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine. Her campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world"


Each year for more than a decade Blenko Glass has made 'something special ' for this Holiday.

You'll love their 2019 Mother's Day
Give a colorful keepsake this Mother's Day with a purple blossom vase unfolding into a dappled white and wavy floret.
 
Introducing our new Elderberry color, show off a fresh arrangement she'll never forget.
 
Approx 10.5" tall
 
Order by May 2 to ensure delivery before Mother's Day

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Blenko Glass in Milton, W.Va. The Best Easter Baskets contain BLENKO Glass

 
Each year Blenko Glass makes a selection of Easter Eggs and Easter Rabbits .
 
Under the helm of Dean Six , Blenko has offered opportunity to make
very own Easter Basket, and Easter Eggs.   While its too late for the
"make your own" this year.  You can mark your calendar or join www.blenkoglass.com and
you'll receive note of this class and all others.
 
If making your own doesn't sound like something you want to try.  The Blenko Glass gift shop has a
wide variety of Easter Eggs,  Easter Bunnies, and Easter Baskets. 
 
My Family always thought of BLENKO as a destination.   When I was a child, we fed the ducks
and geese.   On one occasion I brought a fishing rod, but had no success.  We would
spend the morning at Blenko .  Then,
either bring a lunch to eat at the lake or stop at one of the'  Milton restaurants, the remainder of
the day would be spent at the 'shops of Milton' or the Milton Flea Market where my Dad
would be seeking Blenko from the 50-60s. 
 
Blenko is the only US  manufacturer of hand rolled sheet glass,  it has over 100 years of
experience in the art of glass making - and its a day trip for most of WVa and much of Ohio
and Kentucky.   Introduce your kids and g-kids to Blenko Glass.  
 
 
 


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Where to buy Blenko?

Hilery,
I'm in Scottsdale, Ariz   Its much to expensive to pay for heavy Blenko to be shipped to my home.
Are there dealers closer to me?
I'm fearful to purchase on ebay.
Thank You.
Susie Wicker


Sussie,
    This is a great time to start purchasing Blenko Glass.   They have recently hired a design team, that is energetic and the product has never been better.
    www.blenkoglass.com  ( Blenko Website)  has a feature that allows you to enter your address and they find the nearest dealer and then provide you with his contact information.
   Thank you for your interest in BLENKO GLASS.
   Blenko has been making fine handcrafted glass for more than 100 years.
Hillary  

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

BLENKO GLASS New Lamps.

Blenko's New Design team has been busy - check out the www.blenkoglass.com website.
My favorite of the new items are the table lamps.   Since 2007  I've read notes from you asking about table lamps and shades and more importantly finials.
This team is addressing those needs.   If you haven't been to the Milton, WVa factory store - gift shop, you'll be surprised.  The gift shop is filled with colorful glass elegantly displaced.
Dean Six is an artist and a perfectionist - the gift shop improvements are a result of his desire to have things perfect for you the customer.   






Stack ‘em high!  This towering table lamp is likely to turn heads.
Matched with a mini cube finial and a locally sourced cherry wood base, the fixture stands approximately 36” tall. Assembled with an 8” harp, choose brass or nickel finish, fits a lampshade with a spider fitter. 
Lampshade sold separately 18”x17”x10” (Bottom Diameter, Top Diameter, Height) brass spider fitter, in Natural Burlap or Warm White Linen.  ( description and photos from www.blenkoglass.com) 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Mark Your Calendar - March 16-19 Blenko Glass Warehouse Sale

Warehouse Sale
(March 16 - 19, 2019)
4 Consecutive Days ONLY

We open our factory warehouse with overstocks, preferred seconds, and some unique and one-of-a kind Blenko at special discount prices. We will also feature special items in our on-site store. A great shopping opportunity. This event previously was almost two weeks but we have less excess inventory and have shortened the event dramatically. This event continues to evolve so please contact us or follow us on social media to have current updates for days, times, etc.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Blenko Glass is again making large Table Lamps.

It's been a long time since Blenko had a full time on site designer - currently they have two.

   Its been a long time since Blenko made a unique table lamp -  This one is for YOU!
Those folks who don't want to buy vintage and pay to have the lamp rewired.
 
   Think Birthday -  Mothers Day,  Father's Day or just a GIFT FOR YOURSELF.  



3618 Large Block Table Lamp and Finial


$379.00
This lamp is available in 5 colors -


Upcoming Event at Blenko - Mark Your Calendar March 16th

Spring Open House
(March 16, 2019)

A One day, Saturday Only event. Classes offered to the public to make handmade glass Easter eggs Blenko family signing event. Limited edition of special pieces for sale in our Visitors Center include an annual edition hand formed Bunny, as well as limited edition spring creations.