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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.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

James Woodson BLENKO EMPLOYEE Glass Art Jewelry Designer

Question is : "I saw the guy making jewelry at Festival Glass what was the equipment he was using, is it difficult to learn? Does he use Blenko in his designs? Where are his things sold."

I saw him also and his creations were spectacular! and the price was very affordable. We ordered two large beads in WVU colors. When they arrive I'll upload photos.

We don't have information about this employee - we'll try to get a bio and photos of him and info about his glass jewelry.

The answer about the equipment is: 'EXACT' TORCH - One of the familiar sights around a glassblowing studio is the handheld propane torch with the can sized burner end on a pipe from a handle with a valve that parks the flame to pilot size or lets it blaze out. In crude form it is a weed burner. The 'Exact' torch has a history (here) and is now made under a different name and in a different country. In any case, a card from A.R.T.CO. indicates that they now have them in stock again. ARTCO - Exact Torches for Glassblowing and Glass Casting. Burners range from 70k to 300k Btu and tubes from 4" to 20".

IF this is incorrect or you have additonal info please write theblenkoproject@aol.com

4 comments:

Dr.BOB said...

Hey I am looking for holiday ideas if you have photos of his work and a link to him
please upload both.
I can not be the only male reader looking for unique, affordable gifts.

andreerods said...

One picture is word a thousand words.

Anonymous said...

Do you have an email address for this fella? I called blenko to ask about this and no one knew what I was talkin about.
Mountain Rita.

saltonannu said...

Add me to this list of people who want to see the jewelry.
Haven't bee on line in about 7 days, did I miss something else about this artist?