Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dalle de Verra

Update: Katie Tripp VP Blenko Glass response to your question.
Blenko is making and shipping antique glass, dalle and rondels, only change is they no longer make rondels in the 12- 20" size.
Other questions? Why not contact the Antique Glass Dept at Blenko 304 743 9081
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A photo of dalle de verra color samples from Blenko Glass - note in 2008 Blenko decreased the number of available colors.

I have a series of questions. Recently I was told Blenko is no longer selling Rondells, Dalle de Verras and Brick.
The bricks I've seen at Blenko used as a retaining wall. What are rondells, dalle deverras and why is Blenko discontinuing these? Also will they continue to sell sheet glass?
Delorse B.

We have no knowledge of any discontinued items in the Antique Glass Department. We will place an inquiry today. My best guess is they are being made. The Rondels are listed on Blenko's website as being available is sizes 2" to 20" and in multiple colors. These are used in windows often called Bulleye panel.

The Brick are done by special order, so I don't know about availability - not seeing an item at the Visitors Center means only there were no 2nds or over runs.

The Dalle de Verre are slabs of glass - these are often used in making furniture, decorative panels, I've seen them used in showers and walls. Again, not seeing these items in the VC only means there are no 2nds.
We'll ask Katie Tripp ( VP Blenko) this day - however, we are 99% certain Blenko Glass continues to produce these items in a variety of color.
Blenko is known world wide for its architectural glass.
Thank you for writing. If you need a quanity of any of the above why not phone Blenko Glass 304 743 9081 or contact via the http://www.blenkoglass.com/ website.


Anonymous said...

Just like we all heard the Antique dept. went to crap when they got rid of Lemley, well that's what their current employees say. The whole place is turning into a joke.

Anonymous said...

call in and ask for Josh, he took Lemley's place. Hes not real good on colors but he has the others to help him. He will learn hes still a kid.

Dr.BOB said...

Truth is
go to Blenko.
No Dalles are available at VC,
and no piles of dalles setting
in binds.
Only bullseye available are very small.