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 15, 2009

More Texas Glass

64E's in Tangerine , Peacock and Turquoise


Anonymous said...

Let me say the photography is again wonderful Mr. Specht.
You all talk if it is easy, I have tried unsuccessfully to photograph glass as well as animals and both require professional skill.

Anonymous said...

Locally my glass will be on display the week of Mother Day I will send articles as they appear in the newspaper. Thank you for encouraging me to make the donations.
What do you hear from people in our group. Is everyone healthy. I had the winter blues and decided to come to Florida with my friends for remainder of Jan and Feb maybe even March. I already miss my volunteer work, but enjoy the warm weather, people here think its chilly!
Margie Hale

sweetdoc said...

I sent you a dozen or more photographs of my moms glass for Larry of Texas to identify did you ask him to do this?
I never heard back?
Did you get my photos?
I never heard back?
Do you get your email?
Do you respond to females?

Anonymous said...

Is the size suppose to be different or is this just the photo making them look different in size?

mismgr said...

Sweetdoc; Send me your email address to (larry@serenityantiques.com) and I will send you the Identifications I was able to make. Thanks. Larry from TX

Anonymous said...

The photo does play a small part in the size difference but there is actually about two inches difference in size between the three pieces. That is one of the pleasures of handmade glass. These differences often make me react differently to designs blown in the same mold. An example that I can come up with is the shape of Winslow Andersons 920 decanters. I happen to like the ones that flair back out in the neck below the flame stopper more than the typical straight neck finish. It is more pleasing to my eye where someone else may enjoy the latter. You may remember Winslow's comment about how he would instruct the blowers and finishers in the Hearts of Glass/Blenko Retro PBS documentaries. Winslow would often refer to the human body and form that was pleasing to the eye as it related to the desired shape he was wanting to achieve.These pieces are especially pleasing to me in that the finish on these beehive shape bodies immitates water cascading down the their sides. A great effect for an object that is obviously standing still to have visual movement.
Bruce Specht