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, November 19, 2009
West Virginia Glass - Paper Weights
I wrote in September to ask about Paper weight collecting. What Blenko had to offer, what was currently available and also if you could publish photos of older paperweights.
I received a form email - stating you received my email and would research.
Call me Still waiting in OK.
We wrote to Blenko in early September asking for photos of available Paperweights and any information they might have.
Readers: If you collect paperweights please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org Or if you have suggestions for starting a paperweight collection.
Dave Osburn - Osburn Modern Glass, Ron Hinkle, and Appalachain Glass all make paperweights. Check their websites.
Max just for you - I did find TAMARACK has a large - more than a dozen different paperweight made in WV available this day.
Below you'll find photos of my favorites.
Glass Potted Lily Paperweight
Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors at your office with this hand-blown potted Lily paperweight by John Murphy. Colors of flowers will vary.
4" x 3.5" x 4"
Glass Pyramid with Geese in Flight
Decorate your desk with this pyramid shaped hand made glass paperweight made by Fred Wilkerson, Jr. Inside you will find Geese in Flight. Each paperweight is unique and one-of-a kind.
3.5" x 4" x 2.5"
Red Glass Apple
Be the apple of someone's eye with this his glistening Ron Hinkle Glass Apple, it will be a delicious addition to your Ron Hinkle Glass Collection! Perfect gift for teachers or apple collectors.
2.5" x 4.5" x 2.5"