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.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Crimp top vases.

“If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?”
Chuck Palahniuk

Photo from Bruce S of Texas,
couple of #390 Crimp top vases in Sky Blue seed glass and Tangerine.


Anonymous said...

anybody heard from Don Lemley or know what he is doing now ?just curious about him he was a great asset to blenkos.He knew his antique glass.Now its like nobody knows anything over there i hope he is doing well!


Phani said...

Words cant describe the picture. Thanks Bruce. Tangerine looks great with color and form pattern. I can only imagine the pain and troubles the designers went to achieve this wonderful piece. Dont you agree B.

Anonymous said...

Zen like the quote is zen like.
Hilary you surprise me
time after time with your depth.

Anonymous said...

Very appropriate for bruce's photo.

sweetdoc said...

Opposites on the color wheel
also I like your quote
you and Bruce work well together.
Thank you both.
I need more glass.
Re: Lemley someone from Wheeling told me he is working with Osburn Glass and his health is good
heard this on Tuesday last week in Region III- IV meeting.

sweetdoc said...

Did the Blenko Project also move?

sweetdoc said...

Did someone give Blenko this change of address for the blog?

sweetdoc said...

Foolish Blenko.
Anyone heard any Blenko news?

Anonymous said...

Artworks in Oldtown
Wheeling, (304)233-7540
Artist cooperative in Wheeling's North Main Street area, housed in a Victorian former grocery store.

Brooke Glass Company
Wellsburg, (304)737-3461, (304)737-0619 (tours)
A glass manufacturing plant has operated here along the Ohio River since 1879. Specialties include lamp and lighting fixture parts, candle accessories and colored glass.

Carriage House Glass
Wheeling, at Oglebay, (304)243-4000
Featuring glass made in more than a dozen West Virginia plants. Lower floor features museum collection and glass blowing.

Centre Market
Wheeling, (304)234-3878
One of the oldest market houses in the country, with dining and specialty shops.

Fostoria Company
Wheeling, (304)233-4351
This outlet features West Virginia stemware, lead crystal, colored casual stemware and gift, table and dinnerware.

The Gift Shop & Factory Glass Outlet
Wheeling, (304)233-0660
Features West Virginia glass and a wide range of collectibles. Specialties include Fenton, Blenko and Pilgrim glass.

Homer Laughlin China Company
Newell, (304)387-1300
Creators of the brightly colored, collectible Fiesta Ware, the company reintroduced the popular line in 1986. Tours and factory outlet on premises.

Wheeling Artisan Center
Wheeling, (304)232-1810
Beautifully restored historic industrial building featuring the Nail City Brewing Company and Restaurant. Second floor houses the Wymers General Store/Museum and Industrial Heritage exhibits. Also offers retail crafts and collectibles with demonstration areas for working artisans.