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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.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Osburn Modern Glass


Mountain Rita wrote to ask where the Clown she saw when touring my parents glass garden came from - was it Blenko -
The Answer is - Not exactly....
Its OSBURN MODERN GLASS
Milton, W.Va.
Dave Osburn worked at Blenko for more than 30 years before opening his open shop in what use to be Gibson Glass.
Check out his website, his glass is sold on line, and also at Tamarack, and by Larry's Serenity Glass in Dallas, and Dixie's of Texas and D&K on Ebay. Dave Osburn has quickly become a very well known independent glass artist producing a small line of unique, glass objects of art.
The CLOWN that Mountain Rita saw was on the patio for the tour only - he lives in Morgantown with Ms B and I. The Clown was a gift from Dave Osburn when he first designed the Limited Edition CLOWN. Dave knows of my love of RUBY Glass and thus he made a 'special' clown with Ruby for Ms B and I. When you are going to BLENKO GLASS http://www.blenkoglass.com/ or after stop by OSBURN MODERN GLASS its just up the road on the right. Beautiful colors, style, and terrific prices! If you don't see what you want - ASK! I've known Dave to alter designs to please customers. Its a small shop and he delights in pleasing the customer.
West Virginia Businesses. Its all about the CUSTOMER! BUY MADE IN WEST VIRGINIA! BUY MADE IN THE USA ALWAYS.

11 comments:

Phani said...

Nice 'snow man' glass design.

susan said...

Very nice
but no link
do a link.

susan said...

has anyone else bought from him
does he ship w/o issue?

sweetdoc said...

how do you find time to write this?
I have difficulty finding time to read it.

Dr.BOB said...

Stop there often since you hooked me up. Thnx.

mismgr said...

I carry a number of pieces of Dave Osburn's glass in my shop Shipping is not a problem. If an item is in stock it normally ships Fed EX the next working day. His website is www.osburnglass.com Phone: 304-743-9280 or toll free at 1-866-743-9280. business hours are Monday thru Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm est, and Sundays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm est. Orders can be made by phone, fax, and email. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, and personal checks are accepted. lARRY FROM tx

mismgr said...

I carry a number of pieces of Dave Osburn's glass in my shop Shipping is not a problem. If an item is in stock it normally ships Fed EX the next working day. His website is www.osburnglass.com Phone: 304-743-9280 or toll free at 1-866-743-9280. business hours are Monday thru Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm est, and Sundays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm est. Orders can be made by phone, fax, and email. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, and personal checks are accepted. lARRY FROM tx

mismgr said...

I carry a number of pieces of Dave Osburn's glass in my shop Shipping is not a problem. If an item is in stock it normally ships Fed EX the next working day. His website is www.osburnglass.com Phone: 304-743-9280 or toll free at 1-866-743-9280. business hours are Monday thru Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm est, and Sundays from 12:00pm to 4:00pm est. Orders can be made by phone, fax, and email. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, and personal checks are accepted. lARRY FROM tx

Anonymous said...

Is this glass busy when you see it, or is it just me?
It seems to be cluttered with colors in the photo you provided hills.
Sol

Hillary J Homburg said...

Solomon
I've heard it called 'busy
but for me it is NOT busy or clutter - you must see it in person, it doesn't photograph as beautiful as it is.
The glass is very unique, colorful, classy, not over worked, clear colors, not busy.
Milton is not a long drive - visit and then tell us what YOU think.
hjh

westvirginiajanis said...

I like the Blenko fish that have this same type of "conglomerate" glass. They are available at Tamarack. The clowns are great for those who collect whimsical glass. Or for children.

WV Janis