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.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Blenko Vase


I took the morning off to do some photography as you seem to be in need of photos! Of course I don't know the pedigree for this BLENKO vase. It is,however, sandblasted "blenko" (lower case) on the bottom. I use it for a pillar candle holder and love the way it balances delicately on the small base. It stands eleven inches tall and is 5 1/4" in diameter. Hopefully a BLENKO expert will let us know what this is! WV Janis


Anonymous said...

Blenko 589-L in Teal and the design was by Husted. I am fascinated by the facial sculptures you have with this piece. More info please.

westvirginiajanis@yahoo.com said...

Thanks Bruce! Now I know what I own. You are the archives of BLENKO. DIdn't get your bargain basement price but paid less than $30. Your contributions to the blog lately have been noticeably absent. Welcome back.

The facial sculptures are by a local artist who makes them for storing reading glasses when not in use. When the reading glasses are on there it looks like a complete face. I was going for a surreal effect. I love to find items to pair with WV glass to add visual interest to photos.

WV Janis