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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Reader Responds to Request for Photos


I own a lot of Husted but no Raindrops, this is a photo of Raindrop which i covet.

Blenko Glass Raindrop Specialty Line by Wayne HustedBlenko design #23-DR from the Raindrop specialty line by Wayne Husted, designed in 1960 and made for 1 year only. In 1969 Hused created 23 designs executed in thick clear leaded glass, seeded with irregularly sized bubbles. All were available only in clear raindrop, and were not issued in any other colors. Raindrop was for Blenko, an entirely new look, like nothing the company had produced before. . This examplie has the original paper "blow pipe" sticker that was used only for this speciality line, along with the etched Blenko signature on the bottom. This is an example of why Wayne Husted is my hero and should be known as the one and only Blenko Glass Designer after all he is the person who made and keeps Blenko alive.

Suzie B.


Anonymous said...

Check out the South Charleston Markets one or two of those ladies sell Blenko and they know their stuff. I may have seen one of these there.

Anonymous said...

I would appreciate seeing all the Raindrop collection, can you show photos?
Also what is the current price of this collection.
Is this one we should be looking for?

Anonymous said...


on the blenkoproject.org website, under Collections select Rick Pulcrano and there is a pic of the raindrop collection.


Anonymous said...

love this website found it when Hilary wrote about it last year.
Hilary do this again where you list website and places to buy good blenko.
In my office we have 3 new collectors who seem to be buying any and all
blenko without concern for quality or year or series.

Hillary J Homburg said...

The 1st Sunday in June we'll have photos of RAINDROP in the blog.
A local collector is sending photographs of his collection. Blenko collectors 4 (great website, great source of reference on all things Blenko).

chitrakahn said...

I will keep returning for these photos and additional info.
Anyone have Raindrops to sell?