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, January 17, 2010
Imaginary or Real Friends - The Bronze Look Begins Feb. 6
May I recommend The Bronze Look in Princeton, WV? Randolph and his team always have something new, daily they are on the phone, planning new and exciting events and glass or collectible shows or special edit on items.
If you remember The Bronze Look is doing the series of 4 bottles by Blenko. This is a limited edition bottom, and sold only at The Bronze Look.
Randolph tells me he has a few of the Autumn Bottle (#1 in this series), if you haven't placed an order, do so today.
Bronze Look also carries, Ron Hinkle (in my dreams I own a Hinkle lamp), Kelsey Murphy and Bronze Look carries a very large and exclusive collection of Fenton Glass!
311 Mercer St, Princeton, WV
We are having a six week running art show called "Imaginary or Real Friends". Some people refer to cameo glass as magical- fit for a King- and alluring. I think it is desirable art glass to have in any collection king or otherwise. Anyone that collects WV glass should have at least one cameo piece in their collection. The more layers of glass the more expensive. If you remember Pilgrim glass with Kelsey Murphy as the art director, they produced some of the prettiest pieces I have seen to date. Kesley is such a devoted artist to the art of cameo and I don't tnink there exists anyone with anymore skill or creativity. We have seen some really awesome pieces form her and Robert too.
Kelsey and her partner Robert are going to visit us on Feb 6. We are looking forward to the visit witha sneek peek the night before. Kelsey has been busy creating some new original pieces for us and Scott Fenton promised to send us some one-offs of her designs for the event.I am excited about this event as our gallery is finally finished with the wine cellar in the basement and all of the remodeling will be completed by their visit. On the sneek peek we will be having wine and cheese and a kitchen table discussion with Robert and Kelsey. I have a large marble table in the gallery where we sit around and enjoy the pieces with our friends