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 02, 2008


Seek not good from without: seek it within yourselves, or you will never find it." -- Epictetus (2nd century)

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." -- The Dalai Lama

In honor of West Virginia's Birthday 2008, Blenko Glass & Bayliss Design Team made the (see photo) most beautiful "Birthday Vase'. * A Blog Reader made ear rings for me to match the vase, I wear them often, even though they are a bit longer than WVU Dental Dress Code allows. Kindness is a unique process, it allows the recipient to feel good, and perhaps cared for and allows the giver to also receive joy. Please, just for today - incorporate kindness - in your daily living. Some say it can easily become addictive.
Blenko Glass is gearing up for the Holiday Season, which means the Visitor Center has many unadvertised items, look in the boxes under the tables, and in the back at the tables marked CLEARANCE. Treasures can be found everywhere at BLENKO.
Note: This year BLENKO will offer a limited (50) number Ornament with the State Bird - Cardinal hand painted. This would make the most perfect gift for a newly married couple. For a grandchild, its the first in what will surely become a very successful collection. Signed, dated, numbered and available SOON at BLENKO. I'll post a photo and more information this week.
* I understand there are a number of people searching for this Birthday Vase so if you have an extra one, comment and name your price.


Anonymous said...

I could provide necklace and braclet for goodluck.

Anonymous said...

Today they ase auctioning off the contents of Fred Balls glass house. There is at leeast 100 peaces of blenko glass there plus glassware frome every fine glas maker we have ever known of. Fred was a fine art teacher. He went to highschool with my mother and her sisters. He and I made and flew kites togeather even before i was in his art class. His wife was my elamentery school teacher. I mis them every time i go th Milton.

Anonymous said...

No one thing kind about blenko
and their treatment of the
employees and community.

Anonymous said...

Very nice colors.

lewisdvmphd said...

quick hello and keep us the drum roll.

Anonymous said...

Does the designer use blenko glass?
What else does she do, photos please.

Anonymous said...

Dali Lama
is out to convert us all, becareful of his quotes Hillary.

annu said...

Everyone should have a 'lucky' piece of personal jewelry.
Another beautiful idea.
Don't know about glass I prefer real stones and real metals for their healing properties.

Anonymous said...

annie annu not everyone
can afford gold and silver