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.

Saturday, September 05, 2009



If you love football - like I love football - we'll you probably already have
the BLENKO GLASS http://www.blenkoglass.com/ MARSHALL inspired items.

If you don't order now - so that you'll be having your pre game and post game
party using MADE IN WEST VIRGINIA tableware.


Phani said...

Everywhere else this green looks not so great but on this glass, it looks fantastic!!! Even the UK Blue looks great too. I always wondered how the glass blowing was able to make the color so even and consistent and still be a big mystery to me. Roxie, thank you asking about me and as always, I am being a silent viewer of the blog and visit everyday and look at the post and comments.

Anonymous said...

Hello Blenko

Anonymous said...

Why marshall, and not WVU
or Ohio State University?
Just Curious.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning
Phani, I enjoy your comments,
I miss WVJanis's photos and thoughtful comments, I enjoy the competition sweetdocs group displays.
The personalities are all sweet,
and different. Roxie, reminds me of a Huntington neighbor from the early 60s.
I enjoy all the comments, though I don't comment often.
I miss you all when you do not.
Mountain Rita, Ram, Bob, Evelyn, Andre, I like everyone.
Margie Hale

Anonymous said...

Hillary, I see that we have california readers so i thought that i would tell everything i know about Harrys, trip to California. In or around 1959 Blenko was shut down Harry and three other blenko workers heard about a glass factory in California that needed workers. So the 4 of them piled in dads 58 impala , pooled there money and headed to California. They took turns driving and it still took 3 days of non stop driving. When they stoped for gas or food they would send postcards from that that town. I remember one that read Here lies Lester Moore 4slugs from a44 no les no more. From Tombstone Az. I believe the glass factory was in Santa Ana, they spent a week there blowing glass. Harry called and said that they blew probably 150 peaces and they were excited about there work but the factory was porley set up,junk everywhere and over 100 inside with an outside temp of 70 so it would probably be 140 in the summer. They talked it over and decided not to stay. So there is a remote posability of some of thease peaces of glass floating around southern cal. Thanks Larry T.