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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, November 04, 2007

Serenity GLass with Class

Serenity ‘Glass with Class’ to Feature Blenko Glass in 2007;

Richard Blenko, President of Blenko Handcraft, will be Present to Sign Glass on November 17th 12 – 4 PM
Serenity ‘Glass with Class’ the Crown Jewel of Carrollton TX and home to “Wags von Floppypuppy” 1013 S. Broadway Carrollton TX,
Will feature Blenko Glass during the 2007 holiday season. The current president, Richard Deakin Blenko, fourth generation of the Blenko family, will be present at the store to sign and appraise Blenko Glass from 12 PM to 4 PM. Meet Richard and have your glass appraised and signed or come by and start your collection with a piece signed by Richard.
Carrollton, TX, October 30, 2007 --(PR.com)--
Serenity ‘Glass with Class’ 1013 S. Broadway Carrollton TX will be featuring Blenko Glass at the November 2nd and 3 rd Gallery Hop. The current president, Richard Deakin Blenko, fourth generation of the Blenko family, will be present at the store to sign and appraise Blenko Glass from 12 PM to 4 PM.Blenko Glass has been collected since the 1920’s when William J. Blenko started the company in Milton, West Virginia. In 1976, Richard D. Blenko, son of William Blenko, Jr., joined the Blenko family business. In 1989, he published the book Blenko Glass 1930-1953 and founded the Blenko Glass Museum in Milton, WV. He has carried the Blenko handcraft name to PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) in numerous fund raisers for them and has become the newest and most visible face for the Blenko Glass Company. He has appeared on CNN, Fox Television, and has been the topic of many national print articles. Today, when people think of Blenko handcraft, they usually think of Richard Blenko.

5 comments:

Ram said...

PR press release about Blenko is great
Way to Go Blenko glass
Ram

Dr.BOB said...

Hillary
How do you find the time to
keep up this Blenko promot
and do so well at your studies?
You keep me coming back, for the tidbits of information and the photos.
Good job.

Anonymous said...

Hillary
You and Richard
look enough alike to
be related.
Margie Hale

sweetdoc said...

Are you related to the Blenko?
Does your family work there?
Im trying to orient myself to this.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Dr. Bob
Thank you -
Margie H.
We are not related. My gmother is from England but no connection.
Sweetdoc
No to all ?s. My paternal grandad did work as the Regional Business manager for A National Glass Company in St Louis Missouri and Wheeling, WVa. but not for Blenko.