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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.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Princeton, WV - The Bronze Look


Each week new collectors ask : Where to look for glass, what to buy and what should I pay.

As you know I'm a dentist - not a glass arts major and at age 25 - my knowledge of most all things is very limited.

One thing I do know for certain is: THE BRONZE LOOK in Princeton, WV has a large selection of Made In WV - Made in USA glass and art.

As a new collector one of my first steps would be to contact Randal at The BRONZE LOOK with my 'wish list'.

The Bronze Look website is updated weekly, their merchandise changes daily and the selection is always one of the best on the East Coast.

Where else could you find Ron Hinkle Glass, Blenko Glass, items by Kelsy Murphy, Dave Fetty, Randy Rider etc under one roof. The prices are very good - often less than retail.

Recently I wrote about the Autumn Bottle made exclusively for THE BRONZE LOOK by Randy Rider of Blenko Glass. This was a limited edition ( photo ). If you haven't purchased this bottle or made arrangements to get The Bronze Looks
newsletters do so now.
Heart of Glass will attempt to do monthly updates of new Glass from The Bronze Look beginning in July 2010.

9 comments:

susan said...

Today I read the comment by annonymous about the mood at Blenko
My belief is the mood is improved.
My last visit to the VC was good
Not enough glass, or enough colors, but mood was good.

Anonymous said...

Hilary
My dentist is retiring?
Tell me where you will be working, I need a dentist.
Sol

chitrakahn said...

Bruce I miss your photos.

susan said...

re: glass art major
how would a glass art major know about Blenko.

susan said...

A little bit added to what you've already got gives you a little bit more. PG Woodehouse
This is for the blenko collectors who want an instant collection you may use this in a post
S.

susan said...

Sol
When a lady ignores you it means one of three things
(1) she isn't interested
(2) she has a significant other
or (3) she's blind.
Let us assume Glassdoc is not blind.
S.

Anonymous said...

What a questionable tradition Blenko has in charging for the manufacturer to sign an artist's work.

Shame on Walter Blenko, a lawyer, for signing a Winslow Anderson or Wayne Husted or John Nickerson work of art...kinda like the paint manufacturer signing a Picasso!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS MOUNTAIN RITA AND I DO NOT THINK BLENKO CHARGES FOR GLASS SIGNATURES AND I ALSO THINK AND IM A GOOD LAWYER THE BLENKO FAMILY HAS THE RIGHT TO SIGN ANY GLASS MADE IT THE FACTORY BEARING NAME BLENKO.
YOU ALL ARE ALWAYS TRYIN FOR TROUBLE.
SELL YOUR NYC GLASS AND LEAVE WV ALONE.
MOUNTAIN RITA

Anonymous said...

NOTE:
I AM CERTAIN YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN TO TIFFANY's HOWEVER A PICCASSO DESIGNS JEWELRY AND TIFFANYS NAME IS STAMPED ALL OVER IT
IN FACT I PURCHASE FOR THE TIFFANY STAMP SIGNATURE.
GET A LIFE.
MOUNTAIN RITA