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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, July 14, 2009

Weston - I-79 - WV Museum of American Glass

Thank you to West Virginia Janis for the script and photo:
BLENKO GLASS at the
WV Museum of American Glass
Hillary:
Here is one of the photos I took at the WV Museum of American Glass today for others to enjoy on your blog. The museum represents glass from so many factories, not just BLENKO. However, there is a fine collection of BLENKO. I am sending this photo because it says so much about the BLENKO style and use of color. This little orange vessel spoke to me. It looks like he has legs and is trying to walk off that shelf! For those who love American Glass, the museum is a MUST SEE. Consider taking a detour through Weston, WV during your vacation this summer. http://wvmag.bglances.com/
WV Janis

5 comments:

bridgett said...

West Virginia Janis
If I could take photos as you do
I would give up my day job.
While in med school ( I went immediately after to law school) my love of all things art related grew as I dappled in many areas and discovered my signing AMX card was my greatest artist talent.
I do appreciate photo art.
You have a a marvelous eye for color and composition.
When your photos are available for the blog, I find myself returning to this day frequently to view the photograph. Each time I discover some new thought or color.

annu said...

WVA I am also your fan.

glassbug said...

WVJ
Excellent always high quality.
A joy to see your work.

westvirginiajanis said...

Bridgett, Annu, and Glassbug:

Thank you for the kind words about my photograph of BLENKO glass. A little praise goes a long way! Photographing glass is one of my favorite hobbies and I wish I had more time to do so.

I'm just now reading this on Sat. am. Maybe I can take some photos this weekend to send to Hillary. Last month at the BLENKO visitors' center, I acquired a new glass mushroom and he is just begging to be photographed next to his first-generation mushroom buddies.

Hillary J Homburg said...

The mushrooms are a 'blast from the past' most everyone appreciates the form. The trail batch was perfect in form and color. You (WV Janis) were one of the lucky few to make a purchase from the new batch .
I do hope they will (perhaps they have)make the mushroom a regular catalogue item. hjh