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, November 09, 2009

Les Womack - Holiday Limited Editon Blenko Glass

We just received this bit of news RE: BLENKO GLASS HOLIDAY SALE!

If you read the blog - you know we're big fans of retired Blenko Glass foreman LES WOMACK. We owe several of his angels and snowmen, I keep the angels on display all year long.

Mr. Womack returns to Blenko yearly to produce Blenko Angels and Snowmen. This year Les Womack will produce limited editions items. You'll want to pre order (304 743 9081 with your credit card) to assure you are one of the lucky 50 people.
http://www.pfcps.com/ PFC gift cards. My blog friend Chris http://not-my.blogspot.com/ recommends using the PFC gift cards for all your holiday purchases. Heart of Glass recommends you pay with cash or check. Increasing your debt to buy gifts is never good.
The best gift is the gift of your time - take the children, the grandchildren, the neighbors kids and drive down to Blenko Glass - the observation deck is open (check website for dates and times) and its free! Wonderful way to spend a morning. hjh

The following info is from Christy of Blenko - Christy is Les' daughter.

"Dad will have 2 pieces showcased this year. A very pretty, petite ruffle basket called "First Snow" It has blue and white swirls running through the body and a special angel we are calling the "Christmas Angel" which has all the colors of Christmas in her body, red, white, and green with a bit of sparkle. Dad will sign each piece, and they are limited to 50 each production. All numbered on the bottom."

I'll publish photos when they arrive.


susan said...

The first I heard of Les Womac
was with this blog in 2006. May I ask why Blenko is reluctant to
honor these talented craftsmen.
Having said this, let me now say how delighted I am to purchase items signed by
Randy Rider and others.
Les Womac's angels sit in my kitchen and hall way. We have given several to friends fighting cancer or other illness.
The 'new' Blenko's focus on craftsmen is a welcome addition.
Now have someone contact Husted, Myers etc about limited editon design by former designers.
Sign me bored with current designers line. Awaiting some excitement from Blenko.
ps Womac's creations excite me.
ps#2 What's happen with Rick Blenko, why not have him design for Blenko?

bridgett said...

I'll be one of those people calling for glass.

bridgett said...

Susan - who cares what happen to RB he left Blenko.