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, September 03, 2009

Vintage Blenko - Joel Myers

Hi Doc,

Thought you might like these as well. A nice trio of Joel Philip Myers pieces that he made while at Blenko. A beautiful example of applying the Sommerso technique.


Bruce Specht
Thank you!
I own the decanter in the middle, its one of my favorite pieces of glass - I had not seen the companion pieces. The combo is so very beautiful.
Ms. Phyllis's (http://www.blenkoproject.org/) in her collection has some similar pieces by Myers in blue and gold made especially for the Arch Moore then Governor of State of WV.


Anonymous said...

I bought this one from my favorite West Virginia seller
Steve Bair or Bear of Charleston, West Virginia.
Totally awesome piece.

Anonymous said...

Amazing glasses turned up-side down look a different shade.I like the blenko that looks heavy. More glass for the price. LOL The weather has been lovely the pass couple days. Almost got spring fever. Have a good weekend everyone. Hope to hear from some of you. know one is saying anything. Margie,Phani, Sol, where are you and what are you all up too in the world of Blenko? We were gonna go to the the work for America function, have changed my mind. 100,000 people, get parked and bused in unless you leave today and stay until event is over. In my young adult years myself and a bunch of girls would of fought to be first in line. Ted Nugget the great hunter, Hank Jr.just like to have him come over to my house and play and sing,his Daddy's old gospel music.Many people never realized his dad wrote a whole book of hymms. Hanks's dad had a nickname he traveled and sang under. Wonder if Ted is bringing his buffalo with him?Black powder gun season comes in som etime this month, know those guys will most likely be doing some Hunting while in this wonderful state.Hillary don"t forget to get a picture of all the Blenko lamps, you guys added another one green, table or desk lamp.I like the Big tall Deep RED Blenko lamps. I know Blenko sales glass not lighting.Only to me,a Blenko lamp is a need as well as a desire to own. You get to decorate your home with Blenko, plus when it gets dark you are able to see. I just figured out I need to get something Blenko in Bright yellow, that way I will have WVU, colors in my living room. Plus Yellow, people will see when entering a room. Gotta go, God Bless everyone, the leaves are starting to turn orange, here and there.Football on Saturday! Roxie

Anonymous said...

You probably don't remember me, but if you come to work in the Blenko gardens again please bring whatever you are drinking when you write on the blog, bring enough to share. I want to feel bright, happy and free.
As I work and toll during the day.
Sign me Annonymous #4