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 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Several Hank Adams Blenko face vases ( including this one) are on display in my home.
I agree with you Rita, this vase is an opportunity to own and learn of a unique part of Blenko's history .
Note: Rita upstairs is called
" the Blenko Stain Glass Museum." hjh
PLEASE POST THIS ON THE BLOG. NOT ALL CAN AFFORD BUT IT WOULD MAKE GREAT SPECIAL ITEM IN A COLLECTION.
THIS IS #2 OF 5
I BET YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN THI
ITS ON WEB AND I"M SENDING PHOTOS AND THE WEB DESCRIPTION
MY BET IS ONE THE DOCS WILL WANT TO BUY IT.
Price is over 2,500 but worth it.
The listing also says Blenko Museum isn't a museum but a sellers closet? I've been to the Blenko Museum ( isn't that what upstairs at Blenko is called?). Correct me if I'm wrong. Also what is the Blenko Museum story? Is it a museum or as this post suggest a front for a seller?
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Monday, December 20, 2010
Simple design, multiple colors, timeless, affordable, the perfect gift? The Blenko Glass Water Bottle.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
We've had some computer issues - if your photos have not been published - please resend.
Visit the www.blenkoglassproject.org to learn more about Blenko Glass history
and check back for the updates now being constructed.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
SAW THIS LISTED ON EBAY AND THOUGHT YOU MUST PUBLISH THIS
ALL NEW COLLECTORS SHOULD HAVE ONE AT LEAST ONE BIG HUSTED FLOOR DECANTER AND THIS ONE
I HAVE IN 3 COLORS IS THE BEST HE EVER DID.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Jaime Simmons to Speak about Researching the Draper Collection on December 7
Jaime Simmons, research specialist at West Virginia Archives and History, will speak about "Digging into the Draper Collection: Researching the Settlement of Western Virginia" at the monthly Tuesday evening lecture in the Archives and History Library on December 7, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. Simmons will provide information on the contents of the Draper Collection but will focus on the process of researching in the collection, how to use the indices and press-marks to access the collection, and how to use what is found in the collection to locate additional information.
The Lyman C. Draper Manuscript Collection documents the period roughly between 1755 and 1815 and concentrates on the Trans-Allegheny West, including the Ohio River Valley and western Virginia. Draper, whose life spanned much of the 19th century, began gathering reminiscences and information during the 1840s, when people who had lived through the Revolutionary War and the settlement period in western Virginia, were still living. Housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Draper Collection is available on microfilm at the West Virginia Archives and History Library.
All Archives and History workshop and lecture sessions are free and the public is invited to attend. On December 7, the library will close at 5 p.m. and reopen at 5:45 p.m. for participants only. Advance registration for the lecture is not required, but is encouraged to help plan seating arrangements and supplies for the session. To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, by e-mail at email@example.com or at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.
The West Virginia Archives and History Library is located in the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston. If traveling on the Interstate, take Exit 99 (the Greenbrier Street, State Capitol exit) on I-77/64, one mile east of the I-64 and 77 junction. The Culture Center is located along Greenbrier Street, just beyond the intersection of Greenbrier and Washington streets.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
At an estate sale, we bought a folder of Blenko Glass newspaper clippings and news articles and ads cut from paper. There is an ad for each of the Birthday items and many many other.
What is the value of this?
Tammy Kosla of the Blenko Collectors Four, and Tim Alonzo of the Blenko Collectors Society both collect paper products and may be able to help you establish a value.
Good luck, we would welcome photos of the collection.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
We will be coming from South Dakota to Charleston next year for the International Garden Club Conference.
Visitng Blenko Glass has been on our bucket list and during this conference we plan to visit Blenko, Osburn, Fenton and Hinkle is there anyone else we should plan for?
Next question is glass in the yard or garden, you've posted photos of Blenko in the yard, we want to add Blenko or other glass to our yard scape . Question is : how do we know what glass can survive in our yard? Is the glass marked? Will someone at Blenko tell us? Also can we visit any glass gardens while we are in West Virginia? If so please give contact information. Thank you. Arbutus G.
We are excited to have you and the International Garden Club visit West Virginia. My parents are members for more than a decade of the West Virginia Master Gardeners Club. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll provide you with my parents address, I know they would welcome you to their glass garden.
When you visit Blenko Glass you'll see many pieces of glass outside, in the court yard you'll see items that have survive 10 or more WVa winters. Did you sign up for the Blenko Glass Tour that's a part of the conference? If you have not, plan to do this. Bobbie McCabe is coordinating the tours and she's worked very hard to make certain all the tours are special. Blenko Glass is on the list of available tours. If you aren't signed up or this tour is filled. Phone Blenko at 304 743 9081 and plan to visit at a time when the glass workers are working in the observation area.
One more thing about glass outside, Blenko doesn't encourage this, nor do they guarantee the glass will survive outdoors. We can say that in my parents yard, glass has been in the yard for more than 20 years. Last year my parents lost many items ( feet and hands, and a couple frogs - they were lost to theft not a bad winter) other than this and a few breaks due to deer running through the yard.
Good luck. hjh
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
If you don't have one in your collection, take this opportunity to purchase a LTD Bunny.
Learn more about Blenko Glass visit
The Blenko Project www.theblenkoproject.org .
Monday, November 29, 2010
When you need a gift, an award, a special item, check Blenko Glass. If they don't have it chances are they'll work with you to create something.
phone 304 743 9081
Sunday, November 28, 2010
How often can you purchase a gift for under $50 and the gift comes with a story? The Blenko Angels are created by retired Blenko foreman Les Womack.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I've finished a couple new web pages on www.glassblower.info, and thought you might be interested...
BCCC Glass Arts Society Artist Demonstration Fall 2010 - Brandon Smith assisted by Karin Kozlowski
Cased Cane Incalmo Vessel with Matching Cased Cane Spider on Glass Pedestal Inside
The web page has approximately 100 photos showing the piece below being made.
I've also created a new web page for Glassblowing Wood Blocks and Wood Molds
If you have any ideas for vendors beyond the three I have listed:
Gary Guydosh / Hot Block Tools
Art Reed / Sweetwater Glass
Blockhead Tools (orders through Olympic Color Rods)
I would be happy to add the additional sources.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Talk about your glass, the art of collecting, the friendships you've formed over glass.
Photo of a front porch in Kanawha County - Blenko and Osburn Glass on display.
Mark Twain said: " There are two kinds of speakers, those that are nervous and those that are liars."
Today tell someone about West Virginia and American Glass.
Ask a teacher if you can speak with a glass about West Virginia and American Glass.
Invite your neighbor to visit Blenko or Osburn or Hinkle Glass with you.
Share the joy of collecting West Virginia and American Glass.
" I know, you are a bit fearful of speaking....we'll remember what Mark Twain said, and step forth!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Recently I heard you say " Husted was doing a limited edition series of glass." I phoned both Blenko and Osburn Glass neither seem to have any knowledge of this limited series.
My questions are: Do I have to be a member of the blenko collectors society to purchase? If so how do I become a member?
Do you know anyone with the entire 1st series for sale? How do I sign on for this series?
You may either email me or I'll check the blog, I bet I'm not the only one confused about this.
www.waynehusted.com should answer most all your questions about ordering.
You do not have to be a member of Blenko Collectors.
There was a post on the blog. 10/12/10 and earlier in September. If you are new to the blog, I suggest you check these two post. If after this you have questions email email@example.com and I'll attempt to get answers.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Shopping early for the Holidays?
Check out the Blenko Glass VC Shop located in Milton, WVa.
Last week Audra found the Blenko limited edition Bunnies
in the gift shop.
These beauties are signed and numbered.
Great holiday gifts for anyone on your list.
Ask the ladies at Blenko about packing for shipping and direct shipping.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Think Blenko Glass
Shown is a clam bowl, the Visitor Center Gift Shop located in Milton, WV has 2 large tables filled with tableware
and a large selection of bowls. The selection of colors will never be larger than those available between mid November and Jan. 1st. Blenko Glass always works extra shifts to make certain the gift shop has everything you are
Shop Blenko Glass on line or at the VC - gift shop for all your Holiday gifts.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
While I'm not a Marshall grad, I do love the Marshall GREEN - no one does Marshall Green better than BLENKO GLASS. Mr. Bill and Mr. Rick Blenko have been season ticket holders at MU for more than 40 years.