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, September 23, 2008

Home Town Pride - A Touch of Glass - Hurricane, W.Va.

Photo: A Vintage Blenko Challic engraved by Touch of Glass

Heart of Glass is all about home town, home state, PRIDE. . . and A TOUCH OF GLASS in Hurricane West Virginia is a compliment to most any piece of glass or ceramic.

Martha and Donna are the key players in this operation - they work in a mature landscaped lot complete with water fall, koi pond with hand blown object of art in the center, the entire yard is post card picture perfect. I'd visit often - if only to view the landscape in different seasons.

Donna and Martha repair stain glass windows, they do work for high end NYC folk, as well as for 'drop ins' like me, when I ask them to describe their business Donna said:

"A Touch of Glass, specialists in glass art, uses hand engraving, wheel engraving, sand etching, and screen printing to create products that fill the need for "something special."
Olden crafts, practiced skillfully with patience and pride...producing treasures for today and heirlooms for tomorrow.

Note: When you buy that special piece of BLENKO for the birthday, wedding gift, or wedding party gift, take it to A TOUCH OF GLASS have everything personalized.

A Touch of Glass
101 Winners Circle Hurricane, WV 25526(304) 562-5435(800) 296-5435(304) 562-7179 (fax)info@westvirginiaglass.com


Anonymous said...

Your spacing is horrific.

Phani said...

Nice color, one of my fav's!

Dr.BOB said...

Hillary with 2 L's
keep up the good work for WV Glass and promoting our great state.
We need more Hillary's with 2 L's in Federal and Local Gov't if you know what I mean.
Did your puppy's eye heal properly? My wife keeps asking me, thus I am asking you. Only respond if you don't feel violated by the question.

Anonymous said...

A Donna Ball did the glassware for my daughters wedding 20 odd years ago.
She shipped everything from WV to Conn I am almost certain it was her but the address was not the same, did she move the shop?
Maargie Hale

Anonymous said...

I bought one of those with
sand blast blenko for 2K
about 6 months ago
was this good price?

Hillary J Homburg said...

I don't give value to glass - this was a Husted design I think- and if its sandblasted - your glass would be old - and if you are happy with the 2 thousand you paid - then the value was very good, don't ya think?
any other comments?

Anonymous said...

I bought one at the Visitors
Shop for 150 but it was new
last year.
Margie Hale

mismgr said...

Hillary; I see the work you put into this blog and really appreciate it. I do wish though that you not put in all of the negative comments by people who don't at least give their name or at least a nickname on your side from TX. Keep up the good work !!!

Hillary J Homburg said...

MISMGR - Thank you
Blogger is arranged so that unless you use certain words - its fairly auto accepted - I don't mind the
negative - someone said ""if you don't believe the positive or the negative "" I just try to 'show up' each day.
I appreciate you having my back!hjh