Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mold Question

Several emails asking same or similar questions.

Are the metal molds make in WV?

Does the designer create the mold?

What is the history of blenko molds? Can one purchase the no longer used molds?
I don't have the answers - did write to BLENKO GLASS - will post the response when it arrives.

T. Kosla from Chicago wrote to say BLENKO uses both wood and metal molds and the mold maker is a Blenko employee.

I have written to Blenko 9/2 /08 for answer and more info about the mold maker, when the response arrives I'll post.
If you are reading this and you have additonal information about mold making at Blenko or other WV Glass factories please comment or send email to theblenkoproject@aol.com . Thanks!
Note : Mold photo from Larry of Texas.


sweetdoc said...

Yes. I also want to buy old molds.
Wouldn't they be awesome mounted on a wall as a border?

saltonannu said...

Add me to list of people who want to purchase the burned out molds.

Anonymous said...

Why does it take so long to get information from Blenko?
Margie Hale

mismgr said...

To all of the people wanting to buy burned out or broken Blenko moulds. I brought up that subject with Katie the marketing director soon after I took the pictures of the moulds. I was told at that time they were concerned they may be copied or reused. We talked about it. Maybe there will be a change of Heart.
Larry from Texas

Hillary J Homburg said...

Katie would certainly be in a position to know about this.

Phani said...

I would think, if you were to put that mold as a Item for display, I would like to see some color to differentiate the model and the outer body, just to make sure people know what they are looking at instead of a single tone.

sweetdoc said...

Did anyone find out if they will sell the molds? I'd like a dozen for my new renovation kitchen the decorator says we can mount them on oak and then hang on the wall as art.