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, July 23, 2008

Harry Thompson - more items made by Harry Thompson

These items made by HARRY THOMPSON are now in the personal collection of Larry Thompson and family in Indiana.


Anonymous said...

Margie Hale

bridgett said...

I could see the can becoming a fashion statement in my guys life, one is every color.
Are these still made?
What about exact length? Do they make to order?

Hillary J Homburg said...

I'm gonna assume you mean
C A N E!

Anonymous said...

can you ask the thompson family to write more about the glass and their father
I want to know everything about him, what made him tick, how he got interested in glass,
what he did before, was he an artist, did he love color,
how he decided to live in milton,
how he decided to leave?

Anonymous said...

I also want to learn more about Mr. Thompson's life and glass.

Amanda said...

How exciting to see that people appreciate my grandfather's work. Thank you all for the great comments. Uncle Larry has a great collection!


lewisdvdphd said...

Can you tell us more about Harry Thompson when he worked what he did
why he left Blenko, or why Blenko let him leave?
Where he went after Blenko? Where we can buy glass he made?

nick said...

Do you know where I can buy a cane?
My grandmother would like one of these in Navy blue with green.
send the link please or put it up here.

Anonymous said...

This is in regards to Nick's question about the cane....considering that Harry left Blenko in 1966, the cane may be an item that is not available. The craftsmen were encouraged to "play" with the glass and practice during break times. The cane pictured may be an item that Harry made during such times. My father has a few items that he made while working at Blenko. But contacting Blenko would be the best way to get any information in regards to the cane's availability.