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.
Monday, September 21, 2009
What can you tell me about the Blenko Collectors Society? Is it now a go or a no go?
Also who do we turn to?
For information and other news?
I've ask Tammy Kosla to share her story - she is the founding member of the Blenko Collectors Society.
The Blenko Glass website has information about the Blenko Glass Collectors Society.
I have no new information, when I do - I'll immediately post the info.
After June of 2010 I promise to spend time growing collector clubs. Like Fenton and Festia and Fostoria we need more than one group (state or regional groups all belonging to a larger group - but meeting regularly) of Blenko Collectors - form your own group to learn about Blenko - then join a larger group as / when it becomes available.
Keep reading and keep buying NEW Blenko glass.
Visit the Blenko glass website frequently. Vist http://www.blenkocollectors.com/ (The Blenko Collectors 4) website to learn about Blenko.
From the Blenko Website:
Collecting Blenko- Old and New
Blenko Handcrafted glass has been a growing collectible since the 1960's. Some in the world of glass collecting say it is one of the next, 'Must have' collectibles.
In 2003, the Blenko Collector's Society was created by a group of avid collectors. The Blenko Collector's Society is a small but growing group. They have a convention every year here at the Blenko factory in, Milton, West Virginia. For the convention Blenko makes special pieces available at the Visitor's Center just for convention attendees.
In conjunction with the Blenko Collector's Society, Blenko produces a piece exclusively for members of the Society every year. So far, 3 pieces have been produced. All pieces have the membership number etched on the bottom of the piece.
In addition to the convention and yearly membership piece, the Society publishes a newsletter every quarter.
For more information on joining the Blenko Collector's Society, please click on the link below:
Blenko Collectors Society Mission Statement
Dedicated to promote the study, appreciation, preservation and identification of Blenko Glass.
Blenko Glass Company P.O. Box 67 Milton WV