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.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Raindrops from Rick Pulcrano

We ask for photos of Raindrops - Mr. Richard Pulcrano of Huntington www.blenkoproject.org (click on collections) provided the photos below. Mr. Pulcrano started Tri State Mobile Medical Services in 1984, this was the first company to bring Mobile Radiology services to the State of West Virginia and achieved the SBA 1988 West Virginia Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award. Mr. Pulcrano is a graduate of St. Joseph Central High School in Huntington, WV and graduated from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Mr. Pulcrano assumed the role of COO of Mobile USA on May 1, 2006. Other websites containing photos of Raindrops are: The Blenko Collectors Four and Blenko Museum.


bone said...

Does one have to be rich like Rick Pulcrano to own raindrops?
Where are they available for purchase?
Also is it the photo or is the glass crystal with specs?
What is available in Raindrop series? Only 3 items?
Questions, questions, questions and yes I bought the books you suggested but these answers are not in the books.
Next question - is there a collectors club? If so when and where do they meet.

Hillary J Homburg said...

As an MD my thoughts are few of the collectors have more income.
The Blenko Collectors Founder is the wife of a steel worker (good middle class family) they have an outstanding collection. Blenko collectors are unique, loyalty to Blenko may be the only common thread.
You need not be 'rich , Blenko is factory glass - handblown colorful glass made in a small WV factory.
Re: availability of Raindrop check ebay, and perhaps place a Craig's List ad.

Anonymous said...

Can you talk mr p into sending more photos, the collection on your website is all outstanding I would welcome the opportunity to see more vivid images of his collection.
Tom B.

Anonymous said...

you didn't answer bone docs questions.
Ted E

Dr.BOB said...

We met Rick last year, a nicer person does not exist.
As long as Blenko Glass has supporters and collectors and educators like Rick P the memory of Blenko and the search for quality and unique handcrafted glass will continue.
We are the proud owners of 3 pieces of Raindrop.

bridgett said...

Add my name to the list of people wanting more Pulcrano.
His collection is my fave on both websites.

Anonymous said...

Huntington, WV
Great news! All the most beautiful glass in not in Texas!
Pulcrano family glass is totally awesome, can you talk them out of more photos?

Anonymous said...

Hello I just purchased a raindrop decanter. It's beautiful, I'm a glass collector and have many pieces of Blenko, I'm sure the stopper is a candleholder. A good buy today for $9.99.