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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, November 30, 2008

Heart of Glass Blog - Every Photo Has a Story

Why NOT share your photos with us?
If you have photos of Blenko lamps, ashtrays, figurines, 'items not in the line', or very old BLenko please send your photo and any story you might want to share to theblenkoproject@aol.com.

If you or a family member retired from Blenko, we want your story and photos for the http://www.blenkoproject.org/ , its our goal to feature all retired Blenko employees along with a brief history. If your family member was a finisher, a blower or a 'hotshot' we'll also feature them and their story, their creations with a page of their own.

We'd also like your permission to use all of the above or anything you send in the Heart of Glass Blog, readers want to learn more about BLENKO GLASS.

Our goal is to promote West Virginia made glass, and to record history of Blenko craftsmen Blenko Glass is located in Milton http://www.blenkoglass.com/.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCtLtUlUQtw
Are you th girl in this?
P J

Anonymous said...

You with men who pretend to men over 80. Got it.
Sol

Anonymous said...

I want to hear the story
for this photo

Anonymous said...

I want to hear the story
for this photo

Anonymous said...

Looks like one of the "Rat Pack" tribute groups. We had one perform with our symphony last year, great fun to watch and they sounded very close to Frank, Sammy and Dean.
I couldn't make it to Milton for the sale but visited several antique stores in the Kalamazoo area, where I was visiting. Only a couple of pieces of Blenko, and not as nice as any I had.
Have had very good luck calling the Visitors Center and ordering items, even things not listed. My angel and snowman, in blues, are gorgeous. WV Janis, I'm sure you would like the red/crystal ones, perfect with some green pine.
Car Girl

Dr.BOB said...

My life has been too hetic for comment but I do read every few days.
Good to see you having fun Dr Hillary you are too serious and work much too hard.
Life can be good. You enjoy.

Dr.BOB said...

My fave was Frank, whose your fave?

Dr.BOB said...

Make that Sammy

Anonymous said...

Naive GlassLady they will kick you to the curb,
Rick got kicked
Wayne got kicked
Tammy K got kicked
anyone with a vision and desire to improve is gone immediately.
Let me know when you remove the glasses, and see Blenko for what it is. Collectors also, all selfish self centered individuals.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1:

Hillary promotes Blenko for the glass blowers and workers and not the owners.

Anonymous 2

Anonymous said...

do you still want photos of fish?

Hillary J Homburg said...

Anonymous #1 & 2
I know of no problems at Blenko.
No one I know has any issues with Blenko Glass.
Mr. Richard, and Mr. WH have been my friends for a number of years, while I don't yet know him I admire Mr. Walter Blenko for his willingness to step up in difficult times.
As a community I feel we should be very supportive of the family and the company.
While I like to focus on the craftsmen/workers they wouldn't exist without the familys' devotion to the product and the community.
hjh

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1, you are much too rude and nasty. Enjoy your glass of hemlock.
Rick seems to have been kicked out. Wayne who? Husted, he's a big boy with a big ego. Tammy K., knowledgeable but seemed to want everything her way.
Hillary, you do a great job promoting WV. Blenko is no more perfect than any other business. That doesn't mean you should give up buying things from anyone.
I read often, but this comment I could not ignore.
Lillybelle Evans

Anonymous said...

I quit buying when they axed Rick, stupid people.

Anonymous said...

Hilly
We like photos that include Hilary Homburg, why not do this daily?
Sol

westvirginiajanis said...

Dear Lillybelle Evans:

I, for one, hope you comment more often. You sound like our kind of person. Knowledgeable and mindful of the way people treat Hillary.

This blog has been my "tutorial" regarding blogs. I see how hard Hillary works and how easy it is for people to hide behind the mask of the Internet and say anything they want.

Please keep reading and posting. It sounds like you know a lot about glass. What do you collect? What do you look for when you read the blog?

WV Janis

lewisphddvd said...

Hilary
Comments increase always when your photo is involved.

Anonymous #? I prefer to call you A Hole.
naivete (sp) can be from lack of exposure
or a pure heart.
We see the world thru our own experiences.
Your experiences differ greatly from Hilary's
don't expose her to your pain, your negativity.

Whileyou may have a legitimate gripe with Blenko.
Daily this lady provides info, photos and comments about
a product she values. At what I believe is no cost to
you or Blenko.

Attacks on person are not acceptable, attacks on
product, productivity, life are overestimated but
acceptable.

Hilary
I don't get to HOG more than once a week,
come away each visit with information,
& a feeling the world will get better in time.
At times HOG renews my belief in Goodness
and Kindness and Faith, Hope for the future.
Someday when blenko collectors club is
nationwide and we are buying made in USA
is a favorable event. You my love will know the
drummer you were marching to long ago
was just light years ahead.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Knight in shining amour aka Lewis
my friend, Hilly told me some time ago she could fight her own battles.
You won't be rewarded for assisting the fair lady.
Sol

Anonymous said...

Roxie
Update on your puppy please.
Sol

Anonymous said...

Roxie
Update on your puppy please.
Sol