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.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Blenko Catalogs

Do you know where I can find old catalog reprints of 1980's and 1990's Blenko glass? Would like to see more examples of Matt Carter and Hank Adams but most info is extremely sketchy and minimal.


Beth, You are the 'wise' one. These will become the sought after Blenko. Adams as you know, like many former Blenko designers has continued to produce Glass Art and win many prestigious awards.

Matt Carter - here I feel guilty - Matt was kind enough to send a CD of his works, my computer ate the CD, I'll attempt to get a replacement and then improve Matt Carter's page on the http://www.blenkoproject.org/ .

Re: Replacement Catalogs.

We'll ask readers, my first thought are: WV Museum of American Glass in Weston, then EBAY, then other collectors. My catalog collection was taken from my car in 2004, other than Pina Books, I have few resources now.

When you find the catalogs, if they have multiple copies. Let us know. I need catalogs, and perhaps new collectors share this need.


susan said...

I paid between 7 and 21 dollars per copy.
You may purchase a 2009 for $5 at the factory.

buckndi said...

In 2003, I scored a a vintage catalog on eBay, I forget which year. In discussions with the seller, found she had a complete set from 1973 to 2001. I offered her $300 or so for the lot, and got them. Since then, I have bought catalogs from 2002 onward direct from Blenko. They are a FABULOUS resource. Also try eBay for vintage advertising, Blenko was in ALL the magazines. Check out old magazines in antique shops, you never know when you'll find a gem for a few dollars. National Geographic, January 1943 has a terrific article on glass, including Blenko.

Happy hunting!


Anonymous said...


bridgett said...

I'd pay $300 for 73-2001 any day
anyone else have catlog for sale?
Mr P and I need all the older ones.
We have 2001 to date.
Mr P do you like blue grass music? Can you believe Glass doc enjoys Bluegrass?

bridgett said...

Where are you?
Most of us are at our work places
and working when we read this blog, and appreciate reading about glass not your whinning.
Where ever you are
try to be in the present
and enjoy that space.

buckndi said...

I'm in Los Angeles County. But the virtual world makes my search area much larger.


Anonymous said...

Is there a 2009 and 2010 catalog and can I order it?
Nothing online web mentions this.
Does Blenko sell older catalogs?