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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Readers - I sent your questions to Blenko. Ms. K. Trippe response is below.
Should you have additional questions about the Blenko Holiday Sale (1) check their website (2) phone the Visitors Center 304 743 9081 (3) then you may email theblenkoproject@aol.com . Blenko wants to keep you informed.
Katie Trippe VP of Blenko Glass writes:
First, I have attached photos of some of the pieces that will be on sale at the VC after thanksgiving. There are Limited Edition Shop Designs which are labeled by shop and will be limited to a quantity of 20 each design. We have new miniature snowmen which are 3" high compared to the regular 5" high. We have two designs the Christmas angel and first snow basket by Retired Craftsman Les Womack which are limited to a quantity of 50 each. There are new Limited Edition ornaments and new necklaces. I will also attach our ad which will be running on the 22nd in the Herald Dispatch. It will have a coupon. Pink Ice is also back in new designs and it is shown on the Hot sheets.

Second, The Antique Department is not closed and there are no plans to close the department. We have a lot of sheet glass and dalles in stock in a wide variety of colors.

Third, Mr. B and Walter will both be signing glass. Mr.. B will be signing on Friday the 27th from 10am to Noon and Walter will be signing Friday from 1pm to close and Saturday 9am to Noon. Mr.. B is doing as well as he can be and he is still in good spirits with his sense of humor intact!

I will get you photos as soon as possible of the inside of the VC. You should be able to pull any photo off the website that you need by right clicking and saving the photo to your desktop. Let me know if this doesn't work and you can e-mail at any time for any photo. I am never to busy to make sure your project succeeds.


susan said...

Kudos to all the Blenko workers.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

susan said...

photos of the limited shop designs?
Why not?

Dr.BOB said...

Thank you Blenko Glass for attempting to keep collectors informed.

Anonymous said...

Add my sincere thank you to Blenko for this information. While I won't be attending the holiday sale I shall make the trip for Xmas gifts.