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, September 20, 2014


WVU President Gee.   Foot Ball  WVU vs Oklahoma

Last week was a big week for West Virginia football fans.  Marshall won with a couple dozen points to spare.   WVU also won a hard fought game with Maryland.

This week for WVU Fans its a conference team ( Oklahoma) we will face.

If you plan to attend either game,  we invite you to stop in Milton ( Blenko Glass Company) on your way to Huntington or Morgantown. 
Blenko Glass has a wide variety of items in the WVU Blue and the Marshall Green.  
A party with hand blown ( but very durable) glass with your teams Logo   and a grill and a cooler
is a successful party!   If you don't own WVU -  or Marshall Logo items from Blenko Glass
you'll want to either order on line or stop in at the Milton location.  www.blenkoglass.com  is open 24/7 for online purchases.


Friday, September 19, 2014

New 2014-2015 Blenko

The New 2014-2015 Blenko Catalog is out now, featuring classic pieces as well as some new collections. We will be featuring items from the catalog over the next month.
We will start with the NEW for 2014-15 Items!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Husted Blenko pitchers

HI Hillary,
Wayne Husted designed several of the most wonderful pitcher designs that Blenko produced. Below are two of his footed pitchers that have found their way into the collection. The Turquoise just arrived last week. These are Blenko #5711 in Amethyst and Turquoise(13 1/2").

Hope you enjoy,
Bruce Specht

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Marvin Lipofsky Studio events.

This is late for now, but do check out Marvin Lipofsky Studio's website for upcoming events.

View this email in your browser
Marvin Lipofsky Studios is happy to announce our summer activities for 2014. If you are near by any of these fine galleries, please stop by for a visit. 
Prime Time features artworks that span almost 50 years by six Bay Area artists. Approximately eighty pieces include painting, photography, collage and sculpture, represent the scope of their enduring careers in the arts. This field study gives us the opportunity to consider the artists’ dedication and creativity that each has brought to their art practice, contributing to our regional cultural landscape.
Artists include: Bella Feldman, Edith Hillinger, Harry Cohen, Marge Rector, Marvin Lipofsky, and Mary Mountcastle Eubank.
The exhibition was curated by Patricia Watts, consulting curator for the Marin Community Foundation.

June 2 - Sept 12, 2014
Reception: Wed June 18, 2014
4:30 - 6:30

Marin Community Foundation
5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200
Novato, CA  94949

Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm

Image: Chico Spring Series 1988 #12, Marvin Lipofsky
Photo credit: M. Lee Fatherree
The Museums of Los Gatos is proud to present Hot Spot: Bay Area Art Glass, an exhibition that celebrates the Bay Area’s continued prominence as a center for studio glass. With a focus on place and practice, the exhibit features artwork by Marvin Lipofsky, Mary B. White, Johnathon Schmuck, David Ruth, Susan Longini, and Liz Strickland and includes works from Bonny Doon Art Glass, Holy City Art Glass and Lundberg Studios.

This exhibition was curated by Marianne McGrath.

June 8 - August 24, 2014
Reception: Sunday June 8, 2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Museums of Los Gatos
4 Tait Avenue
Los Gatos, CA  95030
Thu - Sun   Noon - 4 pm

San Jose Group 2006 #1, Marvin Lipofsky
Photo: M. Lee Fatherree
The Mendocino Art Center will be presenting, Silk & Glass, an invitational show featuring the work of Marvin Lipofsky, Natasha Foucault, Mary Edna Fraser, Kale Haschak, Erika Kohr Island, Mickie McCormic, JP Long, Susan Louise Moyer, Liubov Semionova, Cynthia Myers, Merridee Smith, Demetra Theofanous, Joy Stocksdale and Barbara Woods.

June 9 - July 7, 2014

Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street
Mendocino, CA  95460

Reception: June 14, 2014  5 pm - 8 pm

Image: Russian Group 2007 #11, Marvin Lipofsky
Photo Credit: M. Lee Fatherree
Upcoming! This summer, the Schantz Galleries will be presenting a special selection of works from the studio. Check with the gallery for new arrivals. 

Schantz Galleries
3 Elm St, Stockbridge, MA 01262

Otaru 1987 #6, Marvin Lipofsky
Photo credit: M. Lee Fatherree
Copyright © Marvin Lipofsky Studios 2014, All rights reserved.

Stay in touch! Our mailing address is:

1012 Pardee Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Blenko Black Friday Sale!

Some folks will say its much too early to think of Christmas shopping.  .  while others
began the 2014 Christmas Shopping in January.
Blenko Glass yearly has a Black Friday event - often they have glasses and its a great time for children and adult to shop Blenko at discounted prices.
Or have the Dad take the kids to Blenko while you do their shopping then meet up at Blenko later
and take a class or two with the kids.

BLENKO GLASS BLACK FRIDAY SALE will be November 28 - 30th.
Mark your calendar and return for more information or better yet
go to www.blenko.com  and look at the calendar on the Blenko web pages.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Myers flame stoppered optic decanters

HI Hillary,

More of my favorites in Tangerine optic glass. All of the stoppers are optic as well. These three are Joel Myers designs for Blenko from the sixties and early seventies. From the left is a Blenko #717, Blenko #6530-S, and Blenko #653.

Hope you enjoy,
Bruce Specht

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Blenko Myers turquoise optic vases

Hi Doc,
A trio of Joel Myers designed optic vases in Turquoise. From the left is the Blenko 64-D optic vase, Blenko #6913 coin-dot optic vase, and Blenko 64-E beehive optic vase. The 64-D I found in an antique shop last week for seven dollars. The random rims are a wonderful organic shape.

Hope you and the blog enjoy,
Bruce Specht

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Clear pitcher - V

Hello Hillary,

Here is another pitcher.

Last week we learned new technique to pull bottles. Instead of heating and dropping it, this time we heat and pull it with jacks. I then applied a drop foot on it, then included a handle. Here is the final product. My hand slipped the first time, so it got stuck to the bottle. The second time, I got the handle and shape correct. Its my best piece so far.