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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hinkle Glassworks - Buckhannon, WV


Readers: A few weeks ago Pete wrote to ask
'what to do in WV - where to go?' Your response has been overwhelming.
Blog friend Joe Cantees sent profiles of 5 glass shops in West Virginia.

I'll publish them as blog time becomes available.

This one - Hinkle's Glassworks is definitely my favorite, I've had my eye on a Hinkle Lamp for more than 2 years. Visit the website, then make plans to visit Hinkle's studio.
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Hinkle's Dying Art GlassworksRte. 9, Box 467Buckhannon, WEST VIRGINIA 26201UPSHUR County
Contact phone: 304-472-7963Fax: 304-472-6777Web site: http://www.hinklesglass.com/Latitude: 38.949285Longitude: -80.219767
Expressions of art are created through many mediums. But one of the most mystifying forms is the art of glass blowing. With more than 20 years of experience, Ron Hinkle crafts each piece of glass by hand without the use of any molds. Visit Ron’s studio for live demonstrations of his one-of-a-kind works of art.Hours: Open year-round Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Credit cards acceptedDirections: Interstate 79 to U.S. Route 33 east to the Buckhannon exit. Follow state Route 20 south five miles to Sago/Hampton Road and follow the signs.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will send photos of my Hinkle lamps the colors are blue n green and spectacular is the only appropriate descriptive term .
Hinkle is an artist.
Della B.
Gilbert, WV

bridgett said...

Doc Glass
We conisder Hinkle a friend, I shall ask that he send you photos did you know he has demos weekly.
He speaks as he works and explains the process.
Excellent photo, I own 2 Hinkle lamps and I've given a dozen or so to family and friends.
Artsian glass made in very small units by a craftsman.
Special orders are welcome.

sweetdoc said...

Hilary
Collectively my collector group own 10 Hinkle lamps.
We were Fenton and Hinkle collectors first, then you led us to the blenko virus.

sweetdoc said...

Hilary
Collectively my collector group own 10 Hinkle lamps.
We were Fenton and Hinkle collectors first, then you led us to the blenko virus.

sweetdoc said...

Hilary
Collectively my collector group own 10 Hinkle lamps.
We were Fenton and Hinkle collectors first, then you led us to the blenko virus.

Dr.BOB said...

Sweetdoc
Hinkle has taken a huge bit into my retirement income over the last 7 years. The wife like you
can't leave his shop with adding to her collection.

chitrakahn said...

This one is not an excellent example of Hinkle's superior work.
Ron Hinkle is West Virginia glass.
Award winning made in the USA superior to all others hand crafted glass.