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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.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Matt Carter - Blenko Designer 1995-2002

MATT CARTER


Yesterday we inadvertently caused quite a stir by accidentally posting the above photo along with an article about former Blenko Designer Hank Adams.


The piece is actually a of a one of a kind free form head vase done by Matt Carter (Blenko designer from 1995-2002) in 1994.

One of the first substantial non-birthday Blenko pieces I purchased was at Elder Bearman, when while waiting in line for my WV Birthday piece I fell in love with a Opaline Yellow & Cobalt Designer Series vase by Mr. Carter that was on display. I was lucky enough to get it signed by Mr. Carter and Mr. Blenko -both on hand that day to sign the birthday pieces.



You can find more beautiful images of Matt Carters work at the Blenko Museum or Blenko Collectors Website.

hjh

6 comments:

sweetdoc said...

Hilary
Your dedication to Blenko is
evident by the number of interesting columns on your holiday.
It is interesting to read about Hank Adams and Matt Carter.
We knew Matt from Museum, did not know he was former Blenko designer.
Thank you for colorful photos and the always informative columns.
I will continue to read.

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sweetdoc said...

Dr. Solomon
I find your comments to be humorous, and harmless.
It would appear from the
removal of your comments that Hilary does not.

Don't give up!

sweetdoc said...

Dr. Solomon
I find your comments to be humorous, and harmless.
It would appear from the
removal of your comments that Hilary does not.

Don't give up!

Ram said...

I just got up this morning and looking at the pictures of Free form Head vase and Yellow&Cobalt vase, I felt they are really so sweet and cute, I know it sounds lil odd describing Blenko that way but could not help :)

very creative work done by Mr. Carter. I really enjoyed it

Ram

Hillary J Homburg said...

Ram
Its nice to once again see you
and your very positive comments.
Thanks for reading
HJH