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.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
GLASS FEST - March 24-25
Chip Turner and his family have worked in and around glass for 3 generations. Chip and his Dad host a GLASS FEST yearly in Weston. Its a time when old glass workers get together to talk about glass, all regional glass makers are welcome to demonstrate their craft sell their works.
Many scheduled activities. The 2 day event is gaining national attention, you'll see many cars with out of state tags. We've gone a couple years - one year Short Finley (retired Blenko Glass finisher accompanied us) - Shorty bought some equipment he needed from another retired worker.
Plan to attend - if you can - take the children, and the grandchildren. Listening to Chip talk about glass and demonstrate and he make just allow you or your child to make something - Chip likes nothing better than watching a new glass blower .
Can't make it for the 24 -25th? Then keep the address and next time you're on I -79 stop of at the Weston Exit and visit Appalachain Glass. The gift shop is filled with handcrafted WV Glass and the do ethcing on site at a very rasonable price.
Shop local when you can and always buy Made In USA>