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.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Most Extreme Sport of Art World - Tony Patti
Tony Patti has coined the phrase 'Most Extreme Sport of Art Glass' for the art of glass blowing, I'm certain the men at Blenko - Rider and Crew would agree it is an appropriate phrase.
Tony has the #1 website - devoted to Glass blowing - each time I visit, time seems to stop and three or four hours later I realize I must close the site.
After graduation (5/16) I promise more information - but in the mean time visit the site.
Tony sent this email and link which I want to share today with you.
When I read the phrase "enliven the museum experience" it makes me think of the ballet of our "most extreme sport of the art world" in hot shop glassblowing,and glassblowing is perhaps the only art where watching a piece of glass being made is a captivating visual experience,as can be seen in the popularity of CMOG's Hot Glass Show.http://www.cmog.org/dynamic.aspx?id=10145