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.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Beginnings . . .

In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking of a tightrope. ~ Henri Matisse
Do you ever take time to ask where it began? where you are going? what you really want of life?

Earlier this week someone asked if I was always so focused and serious - and I didn't know the answer.
I found this photo taken on my first day of school (not pre school but REAL school) I insisted on walking myself - my uncle and my parents are 1/2 block away.
Life is precious isn't it? - family, friends, community, learning and loving to learn, all part of life. My grade school is closing, my town has radically changed in the last decade.
Some things you can COUNT ON! Some things DON'T CHANGE

BLENKO GLASS in Milton, West Virginia is one of the constants:
they make quality, handmade glass the old fashioned way.
Blenko is now the only manufacturer of antique and stain glass in the United States. The question is ARE WE WILLING TO SUPPORT QUALITY do we value quality?
Don't allow another manufacturer to leave the US, steel, electronics, what's really made in the USA? . . .
Forgive me for rambling, but today I just want you all to go to BLENKO or else use their website to order your Holiday Gifts, gifts for your clients etc. and to THINK before you buy....where was this item made?


Anonymous said...

You were a blonde or you are a blonde?
Paul J was correct.
This weekend I will buy a small truck load of blenko with you in my mind.
ps unless wvu has a poor showing and I'm too depressed.

Anonymous said...

Made in USA gambling casino gambling No?

Anonymous said...

About xmas shoppin
my store for blenko is

westvirginiajanis said...

Last night, I watched the movie, "The Visitor."

Can anyone verify if the amber looking decorative glass (decanter, vase) in the main character's NYC apartment is BLENKO?

It would be fun to compile a list of all movies in which BLENKO glass is featured. Does anybody know of any? Does anyone at BLENKO work on product placement for films?

WV Janis

Phani said...


How were you able to tell if the design is blenko or not? Is blenko unique in design or the colors?

Anonymous said...

Get off your ass and post the blog and the comments, I keep commentng and it never appears.

Anonymous said...

Cute too cute for words.
Sue Mullins
I agree family and neighborhoods and our faith are all we have.

Hillary J Homburg said...

WVU won the game. Did you buy the 'truck load' of Blenko?

Hillary J Homburg said...

WV Janis
Blenko is sometimes seen on the set of All My Children
and also Young and Restless
My friends use to keep a master list of Blenko in films and TV programs, it is used by prop guys frequently.
I'll check out the Visitors during break.

Hillary J Homburg said...

I also like the Blenko Gallery. Thank you we'll make certain to add this to the upcoming list.