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.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

We Want Your Photos -

#1Please take photos of your Thanksgiving and Christmas Decorations (West Virginia Glass). Photos of your trees w/ glass ornaments. These will be used in late November - January.
#2 Wednesday Event - Send photos of your
special Blenko - or one item (WV Glass) that you most value.
If there is enough interest we'll do this weekly.
#3 Your favorite place to purchase Blenko Glass - on line and freestanding shops
we'd like the name address phone number and website info.
Thank you. HJH


Dr.BOB said...

My comments aren't showing up for the last 2 weeks.
Is anyone else having this problem?
What to do?
Doc Hilary you don't respond when I send comments to theblenkoproject@aol
What to do?

annu said...

Can't remember who said
"Pictures help us form a mental mold"
but quote is appropriate here.
Blenko photos inspire me to surround myself with beautiful color and or to buy Blenko.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Someone wrote to ask about ornaments / where in WV to buy.
Why not make your own?
Hilary check this out.

NEAT WORKSHOP IDEA - UrbanGlass is extending the idea of ornament making (Dec. 2 & 3, two 1 day classes) back a couple of months to making Glass Pumpkins (Oct. 21 & 22, 1 day each) which in a B&W picture are grooved bulging sides with a thick twisted stem, presumably orange and green. They charge $200 for the 5 hour day. Besides these two obvious candidates, imagination could extend the exercise back through the year. Other possibilities include footballs, fruit and corn for autumn, baseballs and watermelon (whole) for summer, and of course, eggs and hearts for Easter.

Anonymous said...

Some time ago you ask about local or WV schools with glass classes.
When I was growing up
Weston, (Lewis County High School) had a Glass class and program in 1981 - 1982.
Complete with a furnace and all.
I bet there were others in the state.
Anyone else remember glassmaking classes?
Andy M.

Anonymous said...

You all have a snytex problem, is this a Virginia thing?

Anonymous said...

Did I see you at the WVU game on saturday?
Lewis and I both thought we saw you before the game. You were wearing a french hat?
My offer for xtra tickets remains on the table.