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, August 04, 2008
Blenko Glass to Host Festival Of Glass Aug 22 -23
FESTIVAL OF GLASS8-22-08 thru 8-23-
8BLENKO CELEBRATION PIECE $150.00
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 ON MONDAY after the Festival, 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 Detail8-3 Observation Deck OPEN Factory Tour8am to 9am CASTING CLASS (10 per class)*9 to 10am Blenko Collector’s Meeting at the VFWBuildingRemainder of the Day Classes or Demonstrations or enjoy the shoppingand dining in the area10 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 VFWBuilding1pm to 4pm DALLE CHIPPING CLASS (20 per class)*All Day JEWELERY FUSING Demonstrations*All Day GLASS BEAD Making Demonstrations*8-23Time Detail9-12 Observation Deck OPEN9-12 VINTAGE GLASS SALE at the VFW Building10 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 DemonstrationsAll Day GLASS BEAD Making Demonstrations2pm 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
Check out www.blenkoglass.com for exact times - dates - cost -and any changes.