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.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Matthew Casey - Sacred Heart Student

' A picture is worth a thousand words.' If you are a principal, lead teacher or parent take a peak at the face of Matthew Casey during the Festival of Glass. He's watching BLENKO GLASS skilled craftsmen made glass tableware. Matthew and his sister never took their eyes off the process.

Children love BLENKO, Mickey the Blenko employee who was responsible for tours tells me his most difficult questions come from the 'children'. They want to know HOW AND WHY !

Arrange a field trip for your school, take your family, BUY GLASS and watch it being made. Tell your children, your students about West Virginia's history of GLASS MAKING. Introduce them to BLENKO where they can come to buy gifts - made in WEST VIRGINIA gifts for their teacher, grandparents and others. Teach them to BUY Made In USA, and to love their State.


Phani said...

I support the fact that the kids need to have field trips to glass and ceramic/pottery making from time to time to appreciate the hardwork and detail put-in towards producing a great piece of art. I even would encourage taking classes to know and learn a few things of the both!!

Anonymous said...

You are a great PR person for WVa
don't agree with you about anything bet you also support Joe Manchin?

Hillary J Homburg said...

Phani I agree Life Long Education should be a goal for each of us.
I do support Joe and Gayle Manchin, and I happen to think they are the best thing to Happen to West Virginia in a long time.

westvirginiajanis said...


You are a fine (and BRAVE) person to put your name "out there" and to say whom you support and what you believe. THANK YOU for all you do to highlight the best of WV. I, too, love my home state. One of my favorite sayings was on a T-shirt at Tamarack a couple of years ago.

"West Virginia-- lumpy, but we love it."

The terrain, politics, quality of life, weather, support for a well-rounded education, etc. can be "lumpy" but we LOVE IT!

WV Janis

Hillary J Homburg said...

Brave? If I'd been brighter I wouldn't have used my own name.
I'd never read a blog when they ask me to do this one. Now I'd warn DO NOT Use your name.
re: steer head - they re produced a few years ago and then it sold for about $60. Phone ROdney at 743 9081 just to make certain there isn't one laying around Blenko. Soometimes they have older items in the binds.
Transportation and display both for me were an issue.