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.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blenko Glass Heart of Glass Blog

Blenko Glass Designers - Someone said an artist is merely someone with good listening skills who accesses the creative energy of the Universe to create. Well. . . .I decided long ago

I would pay for the art and appreciate the artist and his connection with the universe.

Jalai UD Din Rumi " Inside you there's an artist you don't know about . . . . Say yes, quickly, if you know, if you've known it from the before the beginning of the universe."

At Blenko Glass most all the skilled workers are creative and could and do design, however they are also very pleased and grateful to have a master designer work with them. They know their art form will be improved by having this trained master of design. The group works very well together without ego interference. This is the way of the artist.
This photo from the Blenko Glass Company in Milton, WV. www.blenkoglass.com Check out the blenko project www.theblenkoproject.org to learn more about Blenko Glass.
Thanks to Blog friend Ted for the Rumi quote.


Anonymous said...

Most of those designers become famous after blenko.
So be n a blenko designer is good.

Anonymous said...

The real meaning to Rumi's words can only happen if we are courageous enough to allow the experience to happen inside us...Meditation the only avenue.

Anonymous said...

How many employees
who work with glass soley
remain at Blenko?
How many administrative
Is there a full time designer?Is there only one designer?
Do the employees design are
they encouraged to design?

susan said...

Rumi a very deep quote for such a superfical blog.
Rumi would not approve of hoarding glass or using ones precious time to promote the hoarding of glass.
BTW I adore this blog and the photos are magnificent. Your humor and the mix of serious and playfulness keep me returning.
Question. Is Blenko mending?
You seem to avoid speaking of the apparent problems.

Anonymous said...

Where can one find info about purchasing the work of Bayliss and other designers that is not
made in the factory?