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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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Matt Carter Multi Talented Man

Matt Carter -The last full time designer for Blenko Glass, the last designer to live in or near Milton (1995 - 2002).
Matt Carter would later work with the Huntington Museum of Art before leaving West Virginia. The Blenko Project http://www.blenkoproject.org/ will be updating the Blenko Designer section soon* to add Matt Carter. We'll have a complete bio, and photo of his Blenko and current work. Take these photos with you as you shop for BLENKO. You may want to collect all the 'Carter Designs' or just the ones you like in the colors you like. BLENKO we always have something for everyone!










































































Photos from the collection of Matt Carter.
* Soon - could be 1 -3 months depending on web master Steve's schedule
** Multi talented ie Matt works in ceramics, he is an administrator as well as talented artist. hjh

13 comments:

westvirginiajanis said...

Hillary:

Do you know if anyone at the BLENKO factory reads your blog? We haven't had a post from an employee since the "reorganization." Hope we still get updates, corrections, additions, etc. from someone in-house once in a while!

Am looking forward to seeing your archive on the designers.

Take care,

WV Janis

Hillary J Homburg said...

The Huntington Herald tells me we are one of the 'most popular blogs' so we get lots of visits.
With the 'reorganization' I'm certain everyone is very busy. My bet is any changes someone will be letting us know the blog gets dozen of anonymous comments that aren't published weekly as I like to verify info before its published unless it comes directly from BLenko. hjh

Anonymous said...

ADD PHOTOGRAPHER TO CARTERS' LIST OF TALENTS.
COMPOSITION EXCELLENT.
MOUNTAIN RITA

Anonymous said...

Very handsome items, I will print them Hilly.
Are you coming to the 1st annual open house on saturday?
Sol

Dr.BOB said...

We have 7 or 8 signed m carter bowls and vases. Nice gold and blue and purples and frosted items.
Never saw the gentleman.
Obvious talent. Having talent and doing well in factory work isn't always a cohesive package I would guess, what are your thoughts Hilary.

Dr.BOB said...

Very limited information about Carter where did he do schooling and where is he now and what are his interest and all that jazz hilary.

Phani said...

You know these are very nice pictures. I like the presentation. Good studio work by someone.

Phani said...

You know these are very nice pictures. I like the presentation. Good studio work by someone.

Anonymous said...

Snoshoe did you find out about snowshoe for me when it starts etc
and how far it is from Cleveland?

bridgett said...

Matt Carter ROCKS these are
very nice
why don't we hear more about him?

Dr.BOB said...

Would be interesting to have you interview Matt Carter about his experience at Blenko
was he able to be a true artist
as Husted was allowed
or was he limited, he was there with RB right?
These photos are very nice, for the first time I want to learn more about this designer.
You have your assignment Ms. H.

Anonymous said...

phani you know art in all forms
go phani.

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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Matt Carter Multi Talented Man":

Westvirginiajanis says:
Hillary:

Do you know if anyone at the BLENKO factory reads your blog? We haven't had a post from an employee since the "reorganization." Hope we still get updates, corrections, additions, etc. from someone in-house once in a while!
Annonymous wrote:
this made me laugh very loud, of couse they don't after all they are reorganized into a lean steam machine that runs without customer base or employee loyalty or support of community why would they need support of blog and a few readers?
Respond to this if you can Hilary.