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.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Yes, We Can!
This would be a very special item, for an anniversary, birthday, special event or graduation, special person etc.
Fundrasing Project for MAGinWV. A new program to support the capital campaign for the new building has been launched. A member purchased a selection of glass bricks from BLENKO GLASS made specifically for an architectural application for a made to order client. Some of the overrun production of these large glass slabs now resides at the Museum. They are approximately one inch thick and the size of a standard block in all other dimensions. They are a honey amber color and will allow light to pass through them in a pleasant way.
The project will create a wall of these surrounding a major front window at the MUSEUM. Bricks will be laid up in a manner like clay bricks, but with their largest dimensions facing the viewer. On these donors of $100 may add up to three lines of print. The print will be sand carved into the bricks by glass artist Kelsey Murphy and Ben Bonkamp. The text can be just your name, your business name and location, a memorial or a dedication to someone else, or anything you can fit on three lines of about 20 -25 characters per line. For $125 a carving of a glass worker will enhance your brick or simply a logo may be added.
Money should be sent to the Museum with a memo of GLASS BRICK on the payment line. Calls inquiring about this are welcome at 304 269 5006 .
Above info from 'All About Glass' - WVMAG VolV No4