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 25, 2008

YOUR Photos - Blenko Festival of Glass

Hillary; A few pics of you and your dad blowing glass at the Blenko factory. This had to be a first for Blenko history, A pretty young lady in a little black dress blowing glass. Meeting you and visiting your parents garden were high points of the weekend. Your mothers stemware is Radiance by Fostoria. From: A Texas Gentleman and His Lady - both collectors.

NOTE: If you join the BLENKO COLLECTORS SOCIETY you will also have the opportunity to 'try' blowing glass. Trust me the BLENKO GUYS make it look easy - it is NOT - even with the help of Masters Les Womack, Randy Rider and Bays I struggled. My 'glass' wasn't ready when I left BLENKO - my Mom is picking it up on Tuesday I'll post a photo! hjh
THANK YOU TEXAS Collector for the photos - send your photos and stories of Festival of Glass!


Anonymous said...

You look too thin, are you eating properly?
Margie Hale

Anonymous said...

Agony of having glass break is pictured in this photo, also the pleasure of the work in another.
Kudos to Texan Photographer.

mismgr said...

Thanks Sol, Using a digital camera, in the dark environment of the factory, made that shot pure accident. Still undoubtedly the best shot of all. Sent more shots to HJH
this evening. Stay tuned. will send more when 35mm are developed. texan

westvirginiajanis said...


I'm so glass you were able to spend your birthday weekend enjoying the Blenko experience. I hope to be able to participate next year.

Keep the photos coming: all are delightful. Hillary, Margie and other bloggers in attendance, I wish I could have been there to meet you.

After 2,000 miles driven and as many dollars spent on WV road trips this summer, I just couldn't indulge in another WV glass trip.

Hopefully, the weekend was profitable for Blenko. It sounds like they really did a nice job of accommodating BLENKO collectors.

West Virginia Janis

susan said...

Hilary you look much cuter in person than in the flower photo.