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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Regal Necklace - Wayne Husted

Thursday Feb. 28th Terry Tomabari hosted a celebration party to honor the opening of an exciting new building.

Wayne Husted - Designer Extraordinaire - who has a Blenko Connection - as his very first job after graduating ALFRED University was at Blenko Glass.

Wayne was kind enough to send a photo and the following information, which I'm sharing with you all. Isn't this amazing work?
This is a photo of the finished lobby “Regal Necklace” That is finally up and the fountain running (That is copper fountain beneath the hanging disks.).. Glass disks are so big that we had to make a larger glory hole to heat them in. Bronze plaque at right says “Regal Necklace by Wayne Husted” A heck ofa time getting my signature made in thin Bronze!First floor is all Medical..like a hospital without overnight stays. Plus psychiatric offices. All of second level has large Real Estate firm (70 agents) and a first rate conference auditorium like meeting room.The builder/Owner, Terry Tombari.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hillary
buy a better camera or ask the newspaper to lend or buy one for you.
These photos are awful.
WVUGUY07

Anonymous said...

Does Wayne Husted have a website?
I am interested in his current work, tried google gallery w/o success can you help?
Margie Hale

bridgett said...

Hilary
Thank you. The information found at the Huntington Hearld is always fresh, unique and varied subjects.
When I have 'free' time, I enjoy visiting your delightful blog.

amodernguy said...

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2) Acknowledge the post of the award giver
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Thank you for adding to my day through your blog!

amodernguy

susan said...

Question
How large is the walll and how large is each of the plates?
Another ? is did Mr. Husted design the wall and water fall?
LOVELY, very lovely

Hillary J Homburg said...

WVUGUY07 - I'll let Andrea know you think I need a camera...(smile).
ANNONYMOUS Wayne Husted I'm certain has a website - after exams - IF No one response to your ? I'll find and post.

BRIDGETT - Visit the Factory, Blenko is a wonderful, friendly place to start the 'collecting' addiction.
MODERN GUY - your shop
makes my day ' PURPLE MOON on capitol Stret Charleston, WV any time I'm in town. After exams if my mentor (chris) has time to guide - I'll respond.
SUSAN - Thank you for writing - IF no one answers this question - I'll find the answer and post after exams.
HJH

sweetdoc said...

Hilary
Do you have more info about Husted?

nick said...

shocked to learn Wayne is still alive and working, he must be what
late 70s?
where is he now, do you know?

Ram said...

This is so beautiful blending of glass art, creativity,imaginations perfect expression feels like seeing through artist's eyes

great work by Wayne and thanks for sharing with us Hillary..

Ram

Phani said...

Regal Necklace is great work. I like the way its presented. Great work!!!