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.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
DIDDLY SQUAT !
Most everyone will recommend that you read, look at books with photos and talk to other collectors. These are excellent suggestions. When it comes to BLENKO GLASS there are a half dozen people who write most often of Blenko.
Damon Craine is a name you will often find attached to BLENKO GLASS COMPANY reference material.
The new Vintage Modern glasshouse Newsletter, No. 2 article about selecting good items so you have a collection of 'art glass' not a warehouse - is very appropriate for the new collector.
Damon Craine article in the Vintage Modern glasshouse Newsletter, No.2 is a great
place to start.
Good, Better, Best: What Makes a Piece Exceptional
Vintage Modern glasshouse Newsletter, No.2
In matters of qualitative judgment, which are inherently subjective, expertise - deep knowledge in a narrow field - is usually given deference. But expertise alone neglects to acknowledge the role of skill and undervalues an outsider’s fresh perspective. Thankfully, for those lacking expertise, thoughtful consideration is a reasonable substitute. Following are some no-nonsense tips on evaluating the merits of an item, peppered with specific insight into collecting Blenko.
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Your comments are most welcome HJH
NOTE: DIDDLY SQUAT is a term my Popaw uses to mean void of knowledge