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.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I-79 Weston Exit - WV Museum of Glass & Applachain Glass

Looking for a day trip ? Let me recommend Appalachian Glass in Weston. Chip Turner and his family - his father retired from Louie Glass and Chip's desire is to make certain the the History of Glass Art in Weston doesn't die. Chip does daily demonstrations of glassblowing. A store is filled with glass art and West Virginia crafts. Down the road a couple of miles in
Weston is the location of the WV Museum of American Glass . The museum is one of my favorite day trips. However, children of all ages will enjoy
Appalachian Glass Products & Services which Specializing in mouth blown Friendship balls, Animals, fruits, Paper weights Christmas ornaments and many much more! Appalachian Glass Products & Services LLC. Produces a multitude of unique crystal creations in their studio nestled in the scenic hills of West Virginia. The studio is open free to the public. Appalachian Glass also maintains "Appalachian Glass and Gifts" which features an assortment of West Virginia products including: mouth-blown glass, stained glass, candles, pottery, quilts, paintings, woodcrafts, jellies, jams and WV books. Located off I-79, exit 99, 33W toward Weston, Big Red Building on Right Open: Mon. through Fri. 9:30 to 5:00 Sat. 10:00 to 4:00499 US Highway 33 EastWeston, WV 26452.Phone: (304) 269-1030Fax: 1 (304) 269-0180 Contact Person: Chip TurnerE-mail: sales@appglass.comWeb Address: http://www.wvtourism.com/textlinktracker.aspx?URL=www.appglass.com


Anonymous said...

When is there yearly get together? Remember you wrote about it last year.
Sue M.

Anonymous said...

When is there yearly get together? Remember you wrote about it last year.
Sue M.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Thank you for remembering, I will write to ask Chip, my parents took Shorty Finley and another Blenko retiree up for an Old Timers GetTogether that Chip and his Dad hosted.
Look for answer to be posted here.
Chip's store is filled with unique hand blown glass objects of art that he creates daily in the shop.
Prices are very reasonable.
He will also attempt to make most anything.
He once made a 'tooth' when ask.

Anonymous said...

Hey Hillary
this years dates are April 24 25 and 26th
hope to see you

Thank You for Helping Keep the Tradition Alive!
Chip Turner
Appalachian Glass
499 US Highway 33 East
Weston, WV 26452
Phone 304-269-1030
Fax 304-269-0180

annu said...

This is near Morgantown?
Are many of the factories now museums?