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, July 21, 2008

Blenko Glass Collections - The Specht Family

In August the Blenko Project will add several new Collections - As Blog Readers you are getting a preview.
Blenko Glass Collections
The Specht Family - Vashti, TX

From left to right: Kayla, Debbie, and Bruce with Katie sitting on the floor

"Two goals that I set for our collection was to complete a set of '36-37 "Cobweb" vases and a complete set of Gump's decanters. The first we met this spring (2008), and just in time for an exhibit of part of our collection at the Kemp Center for the Arts in Wichita Falls, Texas. Several of the pictures are related to that exhibit, or were made in preparation of a catalog of the pieces that were on loan. I am sure that with a little luck and time we will eventually be able to complete the Gump's collection as well.

"Our collection spans almost every year of Blenko's production, and rightly so, since it all reflects the beauty and craftsmanship distinctly Blenko." - Bruce Specht


Anonymous said...

Nice collection. I like the green with the clear stoppers. All is pretty.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful family
beautiful glass
I recognize the joel myers bottles with color around the bottle
but don't always know all the othrs, would be helpful if the collectors would say photo #1 is ___ while I am old I am not
up to date on all this.
Margie Hale
But I appreciate the photos and your time.

bridgett said...

The idea of a family collecting and learning about a glass together is totally outstanding.
The children will learn many skills, color, shape, identification, haggling skills, ability to work in groups etc.
Kudos to this family.
More people should develop wholesome non atheltic no competitive family activities.
Its almost Zen like the collecting of Blenko.

bridgett said...

I want to know more
about each photo.

sweetdoc said...

More proof that beautiful people
collect Blenko!
My question is which comes first,
do we become more beautiful as we

Dr.BOB said...

The displays are professional is Specht an artist?
You never give us enough private info about yourself or others!

annu said...

describe whats in # 8 and # 10 please. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

dr. bob
Hillary is smart not to give out too much information about herself. The world is full of people who become obsessed with someone or something and take on the characteristics of a stalker.

For the safety and security of this wonderful family, the Spechts, and their massive Blenko collection, it is smart to hold back details. At a session given by our local policemen, I learned that you only give personal details to someone you know personally. If you can't put a name with a face, you don't provide personal information.
-- anonymous

Dr.BOB said...

Point taken. My request for information was not for 'personal' information.
Curious about what leads to collecting, how people decide to display, specht photo displays are professional in compositon.
Older Family Physician/ Educator here no one would allow me to stalk them even if I had the energy.

Anonymous said...

and I like the White rooms to show the glass. I need to take
down my wall paper and use white paint. The glass looks so nice against white.
S. Mc Guire
Grayson, Ky.