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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, May 31, 2010

Red - BLUE - White and BOOM!


Check your local newspaper for Memorial Day Weekend events.
Promise me you'll take part in the fireworks! Eat Hot Dogs, Funnel Cakes and think only about the wonderful weather.
If you live in WV get down to the Vandalia Festival ( State Capitol Grounds) for local artisan crafts and music.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Subject: For the Blog...


Hi Hillary,

Sub: Fundraiser for a Laptop to maintain the blog

I understand your reluctance to accept any donations/aid from the members in the form of gifts for buying a laptop but, I would like you to see our (blog readers) side of the argument. We deserve more and we deserve to see all our comments and ofcourse deep down you would also like to be able to publish everything and without any misses in publishing the comments/posts on time.

This blog has been monumental in raising revenue and interest for Blenko Glass (I am sure) and also has been helpful tool (only tool) for few of the people who barely knew what hand blown glass is and where to even start hunting for one. It also helped a lot of people in making friends, research glass, research art and also build relations Argument: I am sure you would deny any gifts/donations towards the blog and if I were in your position, I would too.

Counter argument: But, we deserve more. We deserve to see our comments posted on time and all of them.

Solution: A simple fundraiser, setup a PO box if you are uncomfortable to give out an address and also post a simple post in the blog and ask people to donate/contribute towards a laptop. You can give a status of the money collected. A $1000-$1200 would be a lot for a nice laptop with good configuration and I am sure you would find some friends to search you one online or at a store. You can ask the readers to stop sending as soon as the amt. is reached, but obviously you would have to find out what you need to buy and get a pricing first.

Ethical dilemma: I understand you don’t want people helping you. But, you are helping 100’s of people and its time we return some help back as it is ethical on our part towards the blog and the betterment of the Blenko Glass.

Phani

andreerods said...

If this comment doesn't appear I shall resort to writing theblenkoproject@aol.com

andreerods said...

Hillary
Good Moring and a Peaceful Memorial Day.
To be honest I thought you would have discarded the Blenko bug long ago. Your tenacity and support of Blenko is overwhelming and beautiful. As a artist I hope to someday have such a local following.
Continued Good Luck. Will you attend GAS?

sweetdoc said...

Phani
I agree we should do something.
I doubt that HH will allow for this.
Last year I offered a used laptop from my office and she rejected the proposal.
Personally I feel gratitude to both she and Blenko Glass for this blog. My collection is growing I am using my reference books weekly also the blog is a nice way to start my day.

sweetdoc said...

Andre
Thank you for sharing on comment problem, I thought perhaps I was blocked for some unknown reason.
My comments rarely appear.

Anonymous said...

MY SUGGESTION IS LET MR WALTER BLENKO KNOW OF THE NEED FOR LAP TOP OR COMPUTER DURING THE BIRTHDAY CELERATION.
EITHER THEY NEED TO INCREASE HER SALARY SO SHE CAN AFFORD A LAPTOP OR COMPUTER THAT WORKS
OR PROVIDE ONE.
IMMEDIATELY THIS IS CRAPPY
MOUNTAIN RITA

Dr.BOB said...

Phani I must agree with the last comment. The Blenko's should be made aware of the problem.
Walter Blenko is a man of action, he rescued the factory from loan default.
We should approach Walter with the need for a working laptop or desk computer for the Blog.

Dr.BOB said...

Ya know second thought why not start with the young VP so we aren't jumping up the ladder.
My guess is Hilary hasn't informed anyone.
A working computer is essential to the blogs survival. Without photos and comments or post there would be no blog.
Also we should individually say Thank you to Glassdoc, I've been reading 4 or 5 years.
Thank You Hilary

Dr.BOB said...

Phani question for you
your comment was extremely well written are you a lawyer?

Phani said...

:) My companion is.

Anonymous said...

Don't you folks realize Blenko does not pay or support Hillary in any way. She does what she does because of her love for the artform. The men working appreciate her. The office won't hardly send pics or answer questions.

lewisdvmphd said...

Damn, Sol told me Glasslady wasn't paid for the blog.
As a group knowing she isn't paid, perhaps we should be kinder, more gentle and also
perhaps Blenko should find the money for a laptop asap.
Frankly I just assumed she like most other company bloggers was paid, and provided compensation for time etc.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Note to Bridget
This was designed by Husted on Sept 12 / right after 9/11
events.
It was called The Patroit
Series. There was a small number produced.
This is another example of Husted's ability to create and produce rapidly items whose value will increase over time.
I don't know anyone who owns the collection or anyone with items from the collection for sale.
HJH

susan said...

Well Hilary you also answered by question. I would love to own this one.

susan said...

Note to Phani
If there is a donation and H will accept count me in.
Should also acknowledge my thoughts are Blenko Glass should provide her with a laptop and photos of all available catalog items and any other photos needed.

Phani said...

Well, I cant go further until Hillary gives a green signal. She has to give us an address or start a PO box of somekind so we start sending checks. Its not that hard actually; 100people ($10 each) could fetch a great laptop well enough to maintain this blog. Dont you agree B?

Anonymous said...

Husted is a genius
Hilary did this bowl and the post about Wayne in 2008
The man is superior
I want this bowl.
Sue M
Anyone at Blenko listening? These things will sell?
Also get Hilary a computer
the blog is stuck.