Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
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Friday, February 11, 2011
Blenko Factory Update
She sent the below message: Which means (1) You may do on line ordering from the 2011 catalog but probably won't find these items in the Visitors Center (2) Best to phone order during 10-4 time and ask for the shipping or office (3). Waterbottles in the new styles may be available at the VC. Thanks to Christy & Blenko
Update From Blenko Glass Factory: Christy
We have only just brought 1 shop back to work and will continue with 1 shop until the Visitor Center picks back up later in the Spring. The new products haven't really been produced much at all, really just samples for shows, etc so the Visitor Center doesn't have anything yet and probably won't for a while until we start making pieces and that start receiving the seconds. I would simply suggest if they want the piece to order online, although of course they would be purchasing the first quality at the retail price. If they want to wait for the seconds they will just have to keep checking at the Visitor Center or put in a request for one of the employees to call when the piece they are looking for becomes available. We are pretty much only producing glass that will get orders out the door and the majority of that is waterbottles. The VC will probably get optic water bottles more often.
That's really all of the info that I have right now. The VC has a copy of the new catalog so they can look up the new pieces.