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, July 22, 2008

Glass Festival August 21-23 Agenda

Note: Katie Garrison Marketing Director / Blenko hasn't gotten back to me with permission to print this, but I'm going to anyway - since I know you all are very anxious. This may change, and WHEN I know about changes, I'll immediately (or right after clinic) make the changes. You might also check http://www.blenkoglass.com/ to see if anything is on their website.

8-22-08 thru 8-23-08
Limited Edition Quantity 300
Enrolled Collector’s will be offered a discounted price on the classes. 150 of the Blenko Celebration Piece will be available for purchase on Saturday the 23rd at the Visitor’s Center. 150 will be sold over the phone and internet prior to Saturday; however the lowest numbers (1-150) will be allocated to the Visitor’s Center. This piece will be available on a first come first serve basis at the VC. The pieces will also be numbered and the mold will be struck after all 300 have been made. A special paperweight will also be available to collectors at the visitor’s center.

Time Detail
8-3 Observation Deck OPEN Factory Tour
8am to 9am CASTING CLASS (10 per class)*
9 to 10am Blenko Collector’s Meeting at the VFW
Remainder of the Day Classes or Demonstrations or enjoy the shopping
and dining in the area
10 to 11 am MENDY CLASS 4” Rondels (20 per Class)*
11 to 12 am GLASS MOBILE CLASS (15 per class)*
12 to 1pm Hot Dogs and Snacks Served in the VFW
1pm to 4pm DALLE CHIPPING CLASS (20 per class)*
All Day JEWELERY FUSING Demonstrations*
All Day GLASS BEAD Making Demonstrations*
Time Detail
9-12 Observation Deck OPEN
9-12 VINTAGE GLASS SALE at the VFW Building
10 am to 11 am GLASS MOBILE CLASS (15 per class)*
11: 30 to 12am MENDY FINAL PRODUCT*
2pm to 3pm CASTING CLASS (10 per class)*
All Day JEWELERY FUSING Demonstrations
All Day GLASS BEAD Making Demonstrations
2pm to 4pm Collectors Party – Everyone is Welcome
* Class Fees for members will be discounted
 Collector’s Special Access to Blenko- BDT designed Pieces
 Food- Vendors Lions Club, Lemonade Stand, Funnel Cake
 The DAWG promotional stand
This event is starting to shape up and we appreciate all of your help!


Anonymous said...

Does this mean we can order the vase now?
Margie Hale

Anonymous said...

Can you post a description of each class? what we will be doing or making and how long it is
what the final product or course goal is?
Thank you
G. Daughtery

Anonymous said...

You can call in and order your Blenko Celebration Vase starting 8-25-08. The piece will be available both online and over the phone. Pieces numbered 151-300 will be allocated to phone and internet orders. Pieces 1-150 will be available at the Blenko Visitor's Center at 9am on 8-23-08. All pieces are sold on a first come first serve basis. Thank you for your interest!

The Blenko Factory