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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Who is Keith Morris?


Hillary I bought a glass container at Blenko the card says made by Shop # and list the name Keith Morris. Is he retired and what can you tell me of Keith Morris?
Madge Q.
Madge,
Keith Morris is not retired, the Blenko Glass http://www.blenkoglass.com/ and the Blenko Project http://www.blenkoproject.org/ websites list Keith as a 23+ year employee of Blenko Glass.
Can you send a photo of the glass? I think you may have one of the Festival of Glass pieces - they were made by different shops and sold during the Festival of Glass 2010.
Make plans to attend the 2011 Festival of Glass and meet Keith Morris, Randy Rider, Shorty Finley's grandson and other Blenko Glass workers.
HJH

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keith is great!!!

Tammy Kosla

Dr.BOB said...

Tammy
Miss your Blenko gatherings.
I agree keith Morris is another of the kind gentlemen who produce Blenko glass w/o complaining, striking or seeking attention.
Hilary a couple years ago you were monthly writing bout the Blenko employees - my best guess is many are no longer employed by Blenko. Why not return to this feature, so we know who is now making the glass we collect?

Dr.BOB said...

Another note:
What do you hear from Roxie?
I no longer see her comments, but then my comments fail to appear 3 out of 4 times.

candy said...

Will Blenko again offer items made by different shops?
Can we phone order these?
Will you post photos?
Getting to Blenko is for me a $600 visit one I do no more than once a year.
Help, ask Blenko admin to consider those of us not living near WV.

candy said...

Hilary
I also would like to learn more about the current workers?
WOuld you consider doing a month about the current workers perhaps one or two per day?

susan said...

Sign me up for the
Blenko Glass Employee/ Artist
series. I want to know who makes the glass now, I enjoy reading about Les and Shorty and others but who is now making the glass we buy?
Please follow thru with this glasslady.

Anonymous said...

More of this.

candy said...

Dr Bob
I saw a post from Roxie on Thursday - have not heard from
Sweetdoc and her crew or Alice
we met them at the Michigan Fostoria event this fall.