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.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Whimsies - Send photos to Heart of Glass

whimsies—created by a glassblower at the end of the workday for his own amusement or profit. This is a tradition in glass houses going back to colonial times. Blowers (also called gaffers) made end-of-day glass canes, chains, banks, paperweights and animal figures, among other items.
Please send your photos of whimsies (end of day pieces) to theblenkoproject@aol.com if you know who made the item, or the name of the Glass Company this should also be included.

Thank you.


Anonymous said...

I have a rooster or hen with eggs that Charlie Chapman made is this what you are calling a whmsie?

susan said...

I own none but would like to learn more about these and also how does one go about finding them to purchase?
Does Blenko have this traditon, is it something they still do?