On this the beginning of a new year - I am repeating the 1st post from this blog:
I get emails frequently asking if I sell Blenko, if I work for Blenko Glass Co., and if I do appraisals. I did a disclaimer in the initial post.
I am NOT a Blenko employee, I am not an expert in any field I am a college student, I'll be a Doctor of Dental Surgery in May 09.
I have a great appreciation for handcrafted and made in WVa. most especially made by BLENKO GLASS Co. items. We are well into our third year of this 'blogging for glass!' I thank you - each of you for your photos, your comments, your articles, without you this blog just would not be successful. It remains one of the most successful Huntington Herald Blogs only because it is a community blog - a blog - in which the Blenko and west Virginia collectors graciously contribute. Please be proud of your blog!
9/2006 BLOG posted by Hillary J Homburg -
This blog will focus on the Blenko Glass Company located in Milton, West Virginia. Twice weekly I'll post on Blenko and WV Glass topics, once a month the post will feature an employee or designer from the present or past. Biweekly I'll post photos of individual Blenko made items, and items that are currently available from Blenko. We will offer some background information on the piece and perhaps the steps/ process used to make the item. I am NOT a fine arts major, a glass expert or an English/Journalism major. I don't have all the glass answers. I am inquisitive, don't mind asking people for answers - I believe in lifelong learning.
This blog will I hope be a place where we can learn together.If you have been to the Blenko Factory, or are a retired or former glass worker or just have photos of unusual Blenko and / or Blenko stories to share - this is the place - I'd love to see/hear them. For over three years, I have spent all my free time traveling to meet former Blenko and other glass workers and designers. I want to learn more about Blenko and W. VA. made glass. . . and I want YOU to THINK before buy glass...who made the glass. The number of glass factories in the US has declined by almost 72% in the last 15 years.Together we can stop this trend. Be an advocate for MADE IN WV.Blenko Glass Factory is located in Milton, W.Va., less than 20 minutes from Huntington, W. Va.
Ps. Thank you for reading and for your suggestions, and comments