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, December 10, 2009

airtwist cane

DR. Hillary, I was finaly able to get photos of the airtwist cane that Harry and Charly Gibson made. The only way to discribe it is THE ULTIMATE AIRTWIST. Harry prided himself in being able to make these canes he gave most of them away, There are only two left that I know of. Thanks Larry T.


Dr.BOB said...

I d like to purchase this cane.
Is it available?

Dr.BOB said...

Last week someone in Morgantown told me you weren't returning to WV.
Tell me it ain't so.

Dr.BOB said...

before I forget has anyone heard from annu?
I notice both she and roxie are missing from the blog post.

sweetdoc said...

Anyone making canes now ?
Can one use these canes, my Mom needs a walking aide, she might accept a glass art cane.
Open question to the entire group.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hilary and All,
It was fun for us to see this cane. We have a very similiar one for sale at Kissin Kates. It was made by Bob Hamon and was obtained from his estate.
Thanks! Linda (Kissin Kates)

Anonymous said...

I did not see the cane on your website
so perhaps we can persudade hilary to post the cane and price?
Sue M

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and All,
I have a confession to make and you might as well all know. I do not know how to use a digital camera. Yes, I know, I am a dinosaur!!
Husband Tim takes all the photographs for the Kissin Kates website. He also has a "day job", which is one of the reasons my website is sometimes out of date.
My advice is this: if we have a piece in the store in which you are interested, contact us through our website and Tim will make sure you get a photo and price.
We have found that frequently when we respond to a blog everyone has already moved on to another subject.
And to the lady that asked if these could be used as a functional cane - NO!!!
True confessions from Kissin Kates;

Anonymous said...

Dunno about others but I return to old post and also my computer allerts me to new comments. Not sure why my hubby did to make this happen, I'm also out of the digital and electronic world.
Maggie B.

susan said...

I also return to old post looking for answers.
Your photos and prices etc will be a welcome addition.