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, May 24, 2008

1999 West Virginia Birthday BLENKO GLASS

CRYSTAL with gold and blue applied.....very simple. This one is also at the Visitors Center in Milton, W.Va.

Remember the 2008 WEST VIRGINIA BIRTHDAY Collectors will go on sell soon - check the Blenko website often for details. I'll also try to get Katie Garrison to allow us a photo or description when its available.

If you haven't started a BIRTHDAY COLLECTION - 2008 is a great time - Bayliss did the 2007 line and the 2007 Birthday piece both have been very well received. Beautiful items.



Anonymous said...

Good to know you are back from vacation.

Dr.BOB said...

I have a piece like this
signed by WH BLenko
and # and dated
but it is also
sign R Rider
who is R Rider?

Hillary J Homburg said...

Dr Bob
Randy RIder is one of the best glassworkers Blenko has - he is currently shop foreman.
Could be the person who owned the glass before you - ask him to sign.
He's been at Blenko most of his adult life. Wonderful, colorful, entertaining fella, and so very talented. Check out the PEOPLE of BLENKO - I think we did him last year.