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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Blenko Birthday Vase Collectors. Blenko Glass Blog. Heart of Glass.

Hi Hillary,
We have a full set of West Virginia Birthday Vases but our 1987 Basket has begun to crack close to the handle. We would be interested to know if that vase was available for sale and the price the Seller would want.
Thank you,
1987 Basket Designed by DS

We have received this same complaint over a dozen times in the five years I've assisted with the blog.  Its a common complaint to have issue with the joints near the handles.  This is also one of the most difficult pieces to acquire.  So many were broken.   The handles are fragile.  We'll post this as a request.

Readers if you own a 87 Birthday Vase and you are not a Birthday Collector perhaps you'd be willing to rehome the vase?
If so send a note to theblenkoproject@aol.com and we'll put you in contact with collectors seeking this item
Thank you. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Blenko Glass. heart of glass blog. Festival of Glass August 4 -5 2017

Festival of Glass
Milton, W.Va.August 4-5, 2017

Annually a big draw. A selection of classes are offered for all ages within the factory. From hot glass to crafts with wood, glass and glue for youngsters. Special prices, tours, signing event and family activities. Family fun. Classes fill quickly.  Annual commemorative medallions will be given out free with purchase of any item $10 or more or (sold separately for $10). CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CLASS SCHEDULE & SIGN UP INFORMATION

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass. Blenko from 40s 50s ?


I cannot recall the number or name of this Blenko item.  I’m pretty sure it was from the late 40s or early 50s.

I could not find this item in the catalog
Can anyone identify this item? 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Complete Set of WVa Birthday Vases Being Offer For Sale!

I have a complete set with some #1's. It's getting to large to display together. I would entertain offers on the set (complete set only).

Please respond with your email address to
theblenkoproject@aol.com  and we'll forward to the seller.
Thank you.  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass Blog. Cheese Tray Plate?

i bought this cheese tray plate at an estate sale
with many other marked blenko
items. this was unmarked.
3.5 pounds
appx 10" round
bamboo pattern
thanks so much 😎
I do know Blenko made a cheese tray,  my Memaw owned one, the one she had was crystal and had a mouse one it, she told us it was made by a man name Derke? .  The shape is similar.  I was unable to find the exact copy of your item in the catalogs I have. So I have ask that your photo be added to the blog, with a request for comments.  Perhaps a reader can property identify this item as Blenko.  It certainly appears to be Blenko, but I can't put an item number or color from this photo.  I apologize for not being more helpful.  Thomas

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Collector Searching for #6525 Blenko Glass. Heart of Glass Blog.

Hello Dr. Homburg,

First of all, thank you so much for the Blenko Project Website and all the amazing resources you have provided. I am trying to learn as much as possible about my newly found passion for Blenko Glassware and the hours I have spent on your site have helped me greatly.
I was wondering if you might have any suggestions to offer as far as helping me locate a piece for my collection. The piece I am referring to is the elusive #6525 Lady Decanter... preferably in olive green or amber.
Does anyone own a #6525 Lady Decanter in need of a new home?
If so please send an email to theblenkoproject@aol.com so we can give you the contact info for a collector in search of this item.
Thank you

Monday, July 17, 2017

Glass Turtle Is This Blenko? Blenko Glass Blog. Heart Of Glass.

I sent an email June 6 and have not heard back so I am re sending. Please tell
me if this is a Blenko, I see fish in the catalogs but no turtles.
We are trying to liquidate an estate, the daughter said it was bought in the 1950's.

We are more than 11 months behind in responding to questions from the www.blenkoproject.org email.   Our volunteers are working as quickly as possible, however, we receive multiple request daily, many containing several images that require research to determine their origin.

It is now our policy to determine - the glass is Blenko or not Blenko and then determine the maker ONLY if the original sender makes a second request.

If our volunteers are not 100%  or can't find an item in the catalogs we own they will respond within 2 weeks of date the volunteer receives  the photos.

Thank You.
Note:  It is our belief the above Turtle is NOT Blenko.  It was in no catalog we own.  If a Blenko Blog reader knows the origin of this 1960s turtle please notify this reader via a comment. Thank you.