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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.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Photos From You!

SEND YOUR PHOTOS TO theblenkoproject@aol.com.
Rick P. (http://www.blenkoproject.org/ - See Collections of Glass - Rick has the AWESOME one from Huntington, WVa.
Radar (real name? HELP!) Retired Blenko Craftsmen who returned for the day - he made glass globe cane tops for himself and his minister!

The 'Antique Glass' guys & Hillary. Les Womack - Retired Supervisor, Manager, Glass Craftsman!


Hillary with her MARION BLENKO AWARD - The Homberg Girls with Jessie Carpenter (retired Blenko Glass Craftsman).



Christian - 1/2 of a BLENKO COUPLE from North Carolina with Randy Rider (making glass at Blenko) LARRY FROM TEXAS setting in the chair with that RUBY Glass!




YES! It does look like a FUN TIME. Everyone had a great time,
thanks to the planning and implementation by BLENKO COLLECTORS SOCIETY , Karin and Tim Alonzo, (their planning committee), Richard Blenko, Blenko Employees and family.
Join Blenko Collectors - and next year come have FUN! Be a part of this great organization.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hilary I love the photos and everyone looks so happy. I couldn't return on Saturday to Blenko but did enjoy friday visit and bought several hundred dollars and a van full of glass for my friends.
Margie Hale

Anonymous said...

Question. Where in Charleston will you work after May?
Mountain Rita

Anonymous said...

Hilly
More photos w/ you would nice, photos are easy for readers and my vote is always more photos.
Sol

Hillary J Homburg said...

Mountain Rita
I don't know where I'll work, or if I'll do another training program.
Do you know of an open spot for a Left Handed Dentist in your town?
HJH

Dr.BOB said...

Hilary
Sent my Son the link for these photos, if you get a note from
Saul (not SOL) respond, he's my unmarried son, his Mom and I think he is a great catch.
Happy Birthday. Did your friends tease you about spending your Birthday at Blenko?

Anonymous said...

Is there a website and is the collectors four still a group?
I am always confused about this stuff.
Where to join?
Margie Hale
ps how are Roxie, Ram and Revi?
and Andre? we don't hear from them.

Anonymous said...

Is there a website and is the collectors four still a group?
I am always confused about this stuff.
Where to join?
Margie Hale
ps how are Roxie, Ram and Revi?
and Andre? we don't hear from them.

Anonymous said...

Dear Hilary:
What a pleasure to finally meet you at the Blenko Convention! You have done so much for promoting the ageless art of hand blown glass and the treasure of Blenko Glass Company in Milton, West Virginia. Thank you so much!

Rick Pulcrano
Huntington, WV

Hillary J Homburg said...

Mr. P,
The pleasure was mine. My Dad and I collect together and have a very small collection, nothing like the magnificent collection you and your family have put together, it is one of the finest I've encountered. (if you haven't seen RP's collection - www.blenkoproject.org for photos of a small portion).
Blenko is promoted most by people like yourself - who buy Blenko - and share their collections and their knowledge.
Thank you.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Dr. Bob,
Thank you for the referral but I'm not "fishin". Life is much too complicated, and when I do decide to 'fish' I've just about decided to eliminate DOCS from the pool- their lives are also complicated.
My Mom is very much like you and your wife, always she looks for
'nice people' for me. I hate this,and I'm betting your son does also. You will learn to love whom ever he brings home!
Having said all this, let me also say I consider it a compliment when you guys write to offer me your sons, and nephews.
HJH

Anonymous said...

Now that I know you consider it okay I want to tell you about my nephew, who is 34 and lives in New York. He likes vintage cars, traveling, races of all sorts and theater. He is also very kind to older people.
Margie Hale