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, July 19, 2010

Art Glass - 1982

Photo of Shorty Finley and Blog reader
from 1982.
Shorty Finley made the glass art - the Reader
called them penguins.
In 1982 Shorty made a number of figures based on Star Wars. He ask the Blenko designer to assist him with the design then Shorty created 12 of these figures.
At this time Shorty Finley also made the Chess Set
- which was on display in the 2nd Floor Blenko Museum located in the Blenko Visitor Center.
The chess set was designed by Don Shepperd as a reward for Shorty's efforts to blow several life side
' head' figures for Shepperd. Both worked on the project on their lunch hours and after work.


Anonymous said...

Is shorty finley living?

sweetdoc said...

Hilary for months now my comments about blenko are now appearing.
What to do?

Anonymous said...

several life size? Are these now in the Museum in WV?