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.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Blenko Connection - Through a Glass, Deadly

Sheila Connolly is the author of Through a Glass, Deadly - and Pane of Glass (Blenko Glass is mentioned in Pane of Glass) -

Ms. Connolly had this to say about the Blenko Connection and her books:
I've been fascinated by glassblowing for years, which is one reason I jumped at the chance to write the Glassblowing Mystery Series for Berkley Prime Crime. I live near two long-established glass centers, Pairpoint Glass and the Sandwich Glass Museum, so of course I I've spent a lot of time at those, as well as visiting a lot of the smaller studios on Cape Cod. I even took a class recently, from one of them.

I first learned about Blenko Glass when I took a stained glass class in Berkeley, many years ago. When I was passing through West Virginia after my nephew's wedding in Kentucky, I made a point of detouring to Milton and touring the visitor's center. It's always wonderful to watch glassblowers at work, and Blenko's glass colors are so rich and vivid.

Sheila Connolly, writing as Sarah Atwell, is the author of Through a Glass, Deadly (Berkley Prime Crime, March 2008). The sequel, Pane of Death, will be released in November 2009. For more information please see her website, www.sarahatwellwriter.com

Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN 978-0-425-22047-4
Paperback, $6.99

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Anonymous said...

Good Morning! I will havwe to look for these books, I come from a family of book reader's. Tonya mt bif sis has most likely read the first book. Your blog has been doing well. My tooth looks good. Thanks. I have read all the blogs to get caught up. Being a grown-up is like being a CEO. I did not run a company was just a MOM that worked in one of the oldest factory's making brass for fire equipment,cleaning houses for a few people on the side and taking care of all the house chore's, all the everything that went with running a family. What woman is not her own CEO. That business never pays what a CEO gets. Oh I got lots of love.

Dr.BOB said...

Where do you find these interesting people?
I will not be buying this book, but admire your abiity to make a connection with Blenko.
Photos and update on your life please.
Spring break plans?
Do you have a job for after graduation?
I heard someone say Blenko Visitors Center is very bare - are they closing?
These are questions we'd like to have answered.

Anonymous said...

I am writing a book, about glass, Blenko glass wanna hear more?

Phani said...

I watched glass blowing one on tv and havent had a real chance of watching in person yet. Sounds very interesting and hard, ofcourse nice art to get all the patterns and bends we want.

sharon reed hill said...

The book looks intriguing...it reminds me of being at Blenko when I was little. I love the cover design. Glad the author mentioned Blenko.
Thanks for broadening glass lovers interests.
Appreciate all you do.