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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.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Blenko - Dalle De Verre

Hillary,
I bought the Dalle, now I need suggestions for what to do with them? I have 3 dozen in different colors. Help!
Joe M.
Joe, What to do? This is limited only by your imagination - people use them in showers, in their yard, in art projects, to etch, for sushi platters, just to add color in a window.
Readers do you have suggestions for Joe?
hjh
Blenko Glass website - doesn't list projects for the Dalle but does have the following information and this photo of colors once available at Blenko Glass.

Dalle De Verre (Slab Glass)
Blenko Glass Company began producing Dalle de Verre in the late 1950's when the process was brought to us from France, making Blenko the first United States company to produce dalles. Blenko dalles are hand cast from soda-lime-silica glass and come in a wide variety of repeatable colors. Our hand cast method has not changed since we began making dalles. Dalle de Verre is relatively easy to design and construct, and is an excellent alternative to traditional sheet glass installations. Sample sets are available. Please contact us for availability and pricing

7 comments:

susan said...

I've seen these used on movie sets
as desk
and also showers
surely Blenko Glass will have some photos
of examples.
Phone Blenko
don't wait for others.

buckndi said...

Xander Blue has made room dividers, desks, tables, bars and bed frames from Blenko Dalle de Verre slabs. Check out their site at: http://www.xanderblue.com/index

Anonymous said...

I wrote to you about needing blenko lamps and you responded with a link to previous post.
This did not answer my questions, what is currently available and what are the cost for lamps now.
Thank you.
Rubin W.

Dr.BOB said...

Buckndi
Great link, my wife is calling them as I type.
Do you have an address book of Blenko inspired sites?
We bought the tiles you recommended, and now this.
You are becoming my spouses' personal Blenko shopper.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Check out their website for ideas - but note they no longer use Blenko.
Hillary,
Although we did use Blenko glass at one time for our designs, we no longer do. Thank you for your inquiry.

Tammy L. Halladay
Xanderblue
P.O. Box 798
Skaneateles, NY 13152

(315)685-1092 P

(315)685-0267 F

Hillary J Homburg said...

Rubin
You are one of about a dozen people writing about lamps.
This weekend I'll work on getting photos of lamps and additonal information from Blenko re: what might be available.
HJH

Rob said...

start building that cathedral you always dreamed of building!