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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, April 12, 2010

Blenko Glass. Blenko 'Heart of Glass Blog'

www.blenkoglass.com Upstairs in the Blenko Glass visitors center is a museum filled with stain glass panels and Blenko Glass tablewares from pre designer to current. Next time you shop Blenko, don't forget to walk upstairs. Thes glass panels pictured her were made using Blenko and other American Glass.














Stain Glass panels. Blenko Glass - this antique glass is used by most all the finest artist in the world.





Diane of California sent these photos of Blenko Stain Glass panels.





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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish I had talent
does blenko offer stain glass panel for sale?
Can I arrange for a special design?
Just bought a 2nd home and would
enjoy blenko windows.
Sue M

Anonymous said...

Did the same person construct all these panels?
Sue M (again)

Anonymous said...

Richard Blenko most likely designed these panels. These and similar panels are in his latest movie about Blenko Glass.
Karen Tolliver

susan said...

While I am not the Blenko historian I am certain Richard Blenko neither designed nor implemented these panels.
Richard was the spokesperson for Blenko not an artist, designer or
glass craftsperson.
Check the records you'll see I'm correct.
Blenko employees no glass artist, the Big Guy in antique glass taught some classes and was helpful to artist and students
he is not a Blenko.
Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

Branko Pfeiffer did the design and painting of the glass and Steven Stanisic did the window its self. Both worked at the factory back in the mid 90's Branko was from Croatia and Steven is currently living in Serbia. All Rick did was set the theme of each window panel. They did the rest.

Anonymous said...

Setting the theme
having the idea is the most important part.
Sad to think of Blenko Glass without RB.
Karen Tolliver

Anonymous said...

Susan
Did you notice when Rick left
the talent also left?
No one remaining who understands market, the employees, or the customers.
Sue M.

Anonymous said...

ugh

chitrakahn said...

I freely claim to be a Rick Blenko fan. This face on PBS brought me to Blenko Glass.
Later I discovered my parents knew all about Blenko.
Rick Blenko was and will always be Blenko Glass.
Best Wishes to Rick Blenko.

Anonymous said...

Anon.
Contact Don Lemley he makes windows on the side for people. I know he has done a number of churches in the area. He did the big baptist church on 60 in st. albans (beside the car lot) and the apostle church on hurricane creek. Hillary get some pics of his windows and post, that would be cool.

Anonymous said...

All of you people are certainly entitled to your opinions, however, it needs to be said that you don't have any idea what you are talking about. The current managment of Blenko is wonderful and doing a great job digging out of the hole that Richard Blenko put them in. They are very much 'market' savy, and for any of you to suggest any different proves that you have no clue as to what you are talking about. As an after note, Mr. Lemley was let go for very sound reasons. If you don't know what you are talking about, perhaps you should not be quite so vocal.

sweetdoc said...

anonymous

sweetdoc said...

Anonymous
I notice you seen to know a great deal about Blenko and the management yet you fail to assign your name to your positive comments.

Anonymous said...

If you have questions pertaining to Blenko, why on earth, don't you CALL THE OFFICE. They are the ONLY ones who really know what they are talking about. All this speculation is silly.

Anonymous said...

If you have questions pertaining to Blenko, why on earth, don't you CALL THE OFFICE. They are the ONLY ones who really know what they are talking about. All this speculation is silly.

Anonymous said...

If you have questions pertaining to Blenko, why on earth, don't you CALL THE OFFICE. They are the ONLY ones who really know what they are talking about. All this speculation is silly.

Anonymous said...

sweetdoc, I know more than those making all these stupid assumptions, I guarantee you that.

Anonymous said...

sweetdoc, I know more than those making all these stupid assumptions, I guarantee you that.

Anonymous said...

LMAO has anyone called blenko in the last year?
It is much like talking to a call center, no one has time or knows anything.
Paul J.