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.

Friday, July 10, 2009

WV Birthday # 12

This one was 'lost' in my spam folder. Thank you phani for this awesome photo. hjh

I received the #12 yesterday via UPS and I am attaching the picture. I find myself staring at the picture at work and glass piece at my apt. for a long time. Did you know that the texture on the bottom half of the glass is actually on the inside and the outside is smooth. Here's a snap-shot.
-- Phani
You all may remember Phani he flew from Texas to Cincinnati then drove to Milton spent the night in the Blenko parking lot to acquire the coveted #12!
Phani, I don't have the 2009 piece so I don't know how the beautiful texture on the bottom half of the glass - however - you are the third person to write to me describing how lovely this vase is. This one has to be Bayliss' pride and joy. I'll attempt to get a phone number and interview the Bayliss Team for next months blog. Thank you very much for writing, for visiting BLENKO and for this photo.


Dr.BOB said...

Best to date photo of this WV Birthday Vase.
Better than the Blenko website photo.
Phani are you a pro?

Dr.BOB said...

ps I know from reading your are a pro with the ladies, I mean professional photographer.

Anonymous said...

Like a jewel that should be inside a velvet box.

Phani said...

Thank you for the post and Thank you for the comments. I am no pro but an enthusiast. Yes the BD Item is certainly a jewel to be cherished inside a velvet box. Hats-off to Bayliss team.

glassbug said...

let me add my words of praise for this photograph and also sincere thank you for sharing of this photograph
my belief is this is the best and the last of the west virginia birthday vases.

lewisdvmphd said...

Thank you Hilary
for continuing the blog and for promoting West Virginia always.