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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

EARTH DAY www.earthday.net

Blenko Glass, Fenton Glass, Wismack, most all Glass Companys recycle leftover glass often they sell these piece to smaller shops or crafts people who might melt the proudct to produce beads or small glass objects.
When you buy BLENKO GLASS or any GLASS product you are protecting the environment - a glass product has life - can be reused for ever (well almost forever) - - - plastic (OH WHY did we ever think PLASTIC was the answer?) grows ugly with age - and paper must be consistently replaced...While GLASS- well it must be cleaned, and can be broken However GLASS, looks and feels so nice!
I like drinking my soda or water from GLASS!
Doesn't it give you a warm feeling to know your glass is made in the USA! RECYCLE REUSE BUY WISELY. . . .Bring your own Coffee cup...USE GLASS daily in your home. Buy your glass locally.
Walk instead of driving. . .just for today
Think about the EARTH!
At BLENKO GLASS for nearly 100 years they have been recycling- reusing - thinking about being more Earth Friendly.


Dr.BOB said...

Seneca Glass use to buy the cullet and melt it down for some special colors my Dad tells me, so did Louie Glass. Your column often spark discussion at the Old Folks Home.
Take Care - Keep Writing - But keep your eye on the Ball - Boards - and Dentistry are your Bread and Butter!

Anonymous said...

One more tip eat vegetarian or atleast reduce meat portions its good for the environment.

Anonymous said...

I dont think Hillary needs to go through med school in order to afford for bread and butter bob, There are very few people who find their true passion and have the drive to work for it...Keep up the good work hillary.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hillary, This is my first time on any blog but I wanted to say "Thank you" for posting the info on the Kemp Center for the Arts Blenko show last month. It was a wonderful experience and I hope Tim Alonzo has forwarded the photos he took of the reception and pieces we had on display. Would love to share some photos of my collection for your Blenko Project if you could forward an email address and would also like to extend an invitation to you and your family to visit with our family if you are in the north Texas area. I have enjoyed reading your blog site this afternoon and you are to be commended for takiing on such a challenge. Lots of good advice amoung the various articles you posted. As for the photo in the Kemp invitation, that one I shot myself. If you look closely you can see our longhorn cattle grazing out in the pasture inside the bottles. Email for me is brucespecht@wisewb.com . Bruce Specht

Heart of Glass said...

Mr. Specht
Welcome to the 'World of Blogs'
and Thank You and Texas for
'Loving Blenko' - My family and I look forward to visiting this summer.

Heart of Glass said...

Thank you Ravi
I hope I'll be able to afford
'food' once I'm off my parents payroll. Finding work you love is important- or else working so you can afford to do what you love.
Giving up meat for a day a week- great idea, that and a good daily walk would make us all feel so much more energetic.