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, March 27, 2010
The members of The Paperweight Collectors Association have some awesome paperweights. This is one group - as a collector or wanna be collector of Blenko or WV paperweights you may want to visit their website and join.
Paperweights have always fascinated me.
Tim and Karin Alonzo of Texas - sent the following photos of Blenko Paperweights for sharing with blog readers.
Paperweights are currently available in the Blenko Glass gift shop, paperweights could be an ideal way to keep your desire to collect under control. The size is small, finding excellent vintage paperweights takes some time, and the rewards of paperweight collecting are extensive.
The Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc. (PCA, Inc) is a non-profit organization dedicated to appreciating and collecting glass paperweights. For a half-century, the PCA, Inc has championed the study and collecting of antique, vintage, and contemporary glass paperweights. The mission of the PCA, Inc is to promote education: to increase knowledge about paperweights, their creators, and the astounding glass medium from which they are created.
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The PCA, Inc. consists of a convivial group of contemporary artists, dealers, collectors, libraries, and museums from around the globe. The interest in glass paperweights is the common thread that binds the membership: many of our members are just starting out with a few paperweights while others have established collections numbering in the thousands. There is something for every collector in terms of taste and budget. It is the variety and diversity of glass paperweights that make them so interesting to collect! We encourage you to read some of the materials on this website about paperweights and paperweight collecting. We also encourage you to join this organization
Check back for photos of paperweights by American Artist. http://herald-dispatchblogs04.blogspot.com/