Massive to Mini: 101 pieces of Blenko Glass
An exhibit of form, light and color
This family-owned company was founded by English-born William J. Blenko who made three failed attempts at glassmaking in this country before locating in
Even today, sheet glass for use in stained glass windows, where bold colors are needed, remains an important product. And these same bold colors are a signature characteristic of Blenko consumer products. Equally distinctive are the organic shapes that come from the natural gravity flow of hot liquid glass combined with the hand-formed methods used to shape an object.
The exhibition was curated by
In addition to the beautiful glass, there are graphic displays including a selection of enlarged catalog pages spanning decades and allowing visitors to see pieces not physically on display.