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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.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

W Va Glass Clowns


Photo of West Virginia Glass.
Clowns in a limited editon
designed and crafted by
Osburn Glass in
Milton, WVa.
Dave Osburn was the Blenko Glass foreman and also designed a number of items in the Blenko Catalog during his 20+ plus years.
Dave left Blenko a few years ago, he then re opened Gibson Glass shop under the name of Osburn Modern Glass.
Dave reports business continues to grow.
Dave welcomes special request for colors or one of a kind designs.
HJH

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So cute!!!!Do you know the cost? Can you post a link to his web site when you showcase one of his works?

Anonymous said...

AWESOME
Now remind me who is Dave Osburn?

Anonymous said...

Link plz

Anonymous said...

Did you ask Dave if Lemley was working there? Find out for us.

chitrakahn said...

Last year we went to Osburn, if he has started making solid colors I would return.
The quality is superior to other local vendors.

Dr.BOB said...

Dave Osburn was an asset to Blenko Glass, much like Jarfly, Shorty and Charlie all were showmen and entertained us during visits to the whole in the wall factory.
I recall seeing Shorty and Charlie many times at the State of WV Fair when my boys were young. Shorty let the children blow glass. Hilary you are too young to remember when Blenko took a furance to Fairgrounds. A good number of east coast people return yearly to the State Fair, now a small Weston company has the glass making gig.
Do you know why Blenko stopped?
Seeing the clown, made me recall seeing a clown made by Myers or Husted and offered years ago at the VC. Anyone own one of these?
If so plz send photo.
Also what happen to Jarfly, Charlie and Shorty? Did they join Osburn?

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Anonymous said...

Love the clowns. My step sister use to collect clowns. You know that those little guys make you laugh or smile when you look at them. My heart to the artist who does these little fellows. I will take two of these for my girls .

Anonymous said...

osburn makes solid colors, Jarfly passed away, Shorty is still alive and running around town I don't know about Charlie.