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.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Karin Alonzo - Pres. of Blenko Collectors Society
Karin Alonzo was kind enough to share with us a letter she sent to all member of the Blenko Collectors Society. Not all HEART OF GLASS readers belong - actually - very few - (JOIN PLEASE). This might help to with some of your questions. hjh
We are sure there are many questions from collectors and we will do our best to answer them, but please be understanding if we honestly do not have an answer.
How will these changes at Blenko affect the Blenko Collectors Society? As far as we are concerned these changes will not affect the BCS. We have just under ninety members and we are doing much better than this time last January.
Will the BCS still have a convention next summer? We are planning on having our convention next August. We will contact Blenko very soon to firm these plans.
Will there be an exclusive BCS piece this year? Blenko is working on a prototype. Due to a heavy schedule they have not been able make one, but once they get the prototype made and the BCS board approves it, we will show it to the collectors.
I hope this answers some of your questions, but for now please keep buying Blenko glass and supporting this wonderful company. ---