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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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

YES! It's Really BLENKO!

Blenko Glass one of the finest hand blown glass manufacturers in the US is located right here in West Virginia. Along I 64 off the Milton Exit. (phone 304 743 8091). The observation deck is open most week days - which allows one to see the hand crafted glass ware being created. BLENKO GLASS www.blenkoglass.com. BUY MADE IN THE USA. BUY Made in WVA by West Virginians. BUY BLENKO

10 comments:

andreendo said...

I find it difficult to believe that is Blenko.
Is this a trick question?
My vote is NO it is not Blenko.
You are beautiful and funny heart of glass lady.
AE
Are you coming to GAS in
Seattle?

susan said...

hillary
a thought for the day!

"If you think C++ is not overly complicated, just what is a protected abstract virtual base pure virtual private destructor and when was the last time you needed one?"
-Van Der Linden, Peter

Hillary J Homburg said...

Andre
NO Trick It's Vintage Blenko!
Susan
The Language of Computers Much Like the Language of Love is often
expressed by people in the most uncommon of places (teasing).

westvirginiajanis said...

Speaking of "YES! IT's Really BLENKO!" Some of the Viking Glass that I own looks a lot like Blenko. For example, the Big glass free-form bowl #955L. Is it possible to tell it apart?

What dates did Wayne work for Viking? What Viking designs are attributed to him?

westvirginiajanis said...

Did Blenko ever make the "swung" vases (with the drippy looking tops) that were made by Viking? How can I learn more about Blenko's swung vases?

Anonymous said...

westvirginiajanis,
Blenko never made swung vases per se, they did however make something that looks similar to a swung vase. John Nickerson included it in his line. You can see it here: http://www.blenkocollectors.com/
blenkodesigners/nickerson/enickerson2.jpg
The Blenko Collectors website is a great place to wander about looking at Blenko.

-Tim

susan said...

Beautiful red does this
red have a name?
Does Blenko produce different
shades of red?

Anonymous said...

susan,

Blenko calls the color Ruby. Blenko has been producing Ruby off and on since the 1930s. Any differences in Ruby shades are related to how long it was processed, reheated, etc.

-Tim

sweetdoc said...

Does Blenko still make these items?
are they special order, can I get them with if I order now by christmas?

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