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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 26, 2009

Those Blenko Brick- Who - What - When -


Reader writes:

You keep talking about the colorful Blenko bricks, and I bought them, they
had only the amber, I bought 75. I wanted other colors. When might these be
available and can you tell me, why and when did Blenko start to make brick, and are
they OK are building?
Samantha

Samantha My recommendation is you phone Don Lemley the Antique Glass Director and the most knowledgeable person at Blenko Glass re: this subject.

I was able to obtain the following information and a photo from the http://www.blenkoglass.com/ website. Webmaster Terri has very beautiful photos and a video that her husband Barry made about the production of the brick this was offered for sale at the Visitors Center if you can't find it there. Email me and I'll put you in touch with Terri.

The video is a must have - for teachers - and parents - having children, or even our neighbors watch the wonderful process of glass being made - well . . . .perhaps it will rekindle the desire to buy handcrafted and Made In USA.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

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can you post photos of these brick in use my friends are interested and my collection is around a flower bed but not overly glamorous.

bone said...

Drive to Milton and view the brick in the Blenko Glass yard, Hilary did photos of her parents yard last summer on this blog, search the past post for these.
Overly glamorous and gardening the concept brings a smile to my face.

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